See? These onions got us through all the salsa and tomato sauce we canned as well as through the entire winter until we could start pulling up baby onions in the spring as we needed them. Last year? Last year, for whatever reason, left us with only enough onions to get us through the canning season, so we've had to buy onions all winter long (making it the only vegetable we've bought). This has grated on me like nothing else.
So! We are really hoping that this year's crop will be abundant. And a new reason for that hope? This recipe for Onion Pie. I know, I know. It sounds weird, but this is so good I seriously almost want to call it a dessert and I don't think that this is just because I haven't had sugar in over a month. Just look at the ingredients. Go on, look! See? It's heavenly. You may feel a bit guilty, it tastes so good. But then you'll remember these words...
"Onions contain a fair amount of vitamin C with traces of other vitamins and minerals." - Food Lover's Companion
Okay, well, we don't know how much a "fair amount" is, but my point is that onions are good for you and we all want to avoid those spring-time colds going around, right? And, to convince you further, Sam said "Yummy!" (after fussing for 5 minutes because he thought he wouldn't like it- sound familiar?) and Sadie said, "Yum!" My kids really have a grasp on the diversity of the English language, don't they? Okay, enough said. Here you go.
Onion Pie (Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2003)
I followed the recipe like a good girl and it was lovely. Next time, I will use a regular pie crust because I don't always have Bisquick on hand. I'm sure it will be just as lovely.
1 cup Bisquick
1/3 cup milk (skim is fine)
1 tbsp. butter
2 cups chopped onion
1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk (skim is fine)
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix together Bisquick and 1/3 cup milk. It will be very sticky. Coat your hands or the back of a spoon with cooking spray and press the dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Melt butter in a large skillet, add onion and saute until tender- do not allow them to brown. Spoon prepared onions into the bottom of the Bisquick pie crust. In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, egg, milk and salt. Mix well. The mixture will be a little lumpy. That's okay. Pour the egg mixture over the onions and bake your pie at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Let set 10 minutes before serving. Indulge!Pin It