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Onion Brunch Pie

I found this recipe in a cookbook in a chapter called, “Recipes for Busy Days”. I love quiche but hate the hassle in making a crust. This recipe solves that problem for me. I continue to make this dish for brunches and it’s a favorite for our family Christmas breakfast.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook onions in 1 tablespoon butter for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in onions. Pour into a greased 7-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese. Melt remaining butter; toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over cheese.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 261 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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