Friday, February 6, 2009

Onion Pie - A Perfect Side Dish!

Have you ever made a recipe - loved it - and then couldn't find it again? That is what happened to me with this delicious side dish. I made this 5 years ago - loved it - and then lost the recipe! Once in a while I would try to Google the recipe, but I knew that what I found was not the exact recipe. Well, over Christmas when I was looking for another recipe - this one fell out of a book. YEAH ME! Throw a salad on a plate with a slice of this pie - and you are set with one super supper!
This is adapted from a recipe in the Cooking Light Magazine -2001.

Onion Pie
1 cup low-fat baking mix (such as reduced fat Bisquick)
1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
cooking spray
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 cups chopped sweet onions
1 (8oz) block 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup french fried onions
Dash of hot sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine baking mix and 1/3 cup milk. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. As you can see by the pictures, I did not get the crust up the sides - and that is fine.

3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cook 5 minutes or until tender - do not brown. Stir occasionally. Spoon onion into prepared crust.

4. Place cream cheese and egg in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add 1/2 cup milk, salt, and hot sauce. Pour cream cheese mixture over onion. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yields 6 servings. (Half way through baking time I sprinkle french fried onions on top)

This is a great way to use up those onions sitting in your bin right now!


Sheila said...

I hate when I can't find a recipe I just love. My all time "misplace" is for a Mississippi Mud Cake my mom made while I was growing up. Can never find the same one now.

I love onions! Thanks for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks fantastic. I love onions and I have all the ingredients here. I'm thinking this is on the menu this weekend. I'm so glad you found the recipe!

Robin Sue said...

I remember how sad you were when you lost this. So happy you found it and could share it with the rest of us. I'll see if I have all the ingredients for this.

Sabrina said...

wow, this looks tastey. I will put cream cheese on the shopping list so I can try this.

Anonymous said...

I'm forever searching for recipes and can't find them. I have so many cookbooks and when I think of a recipe I want to make. I have to search every cookbook I have to find it. And, as always it's in the last cookbook I look in lol.

This pie sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

OMG it sounds delicious...I love onions and often buy too many at a time. Thank you!

amycaseycooks said...

Looks fantastic. I love unique ways to serve basic ingredients. In my recipe file it goes.

Aunt Spicy said...

Okay, at first, it sounded really gross (says my inner-5-year-old) but after reading the whole recipe I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the ideas on my blog, I love the stationary idea -- any excuse to go to target I will take!

Unknown said...

Onion pie sounds good!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks amazing, and I bet its perfect when paired with steak. My husband would LOVE it!

Jackie said...

What a crazy-cool dish. I can't wait to try it. I love your blog!
: )

And thanks for stopping by weelife.

Annie in Minneapolis said...

just found your recipe through a google search for onion pie...some friend grew onions this summer and I have an insane amount of huge onions to deal I made your recipe and it's baking as I type...