Alsatian Onion Pie

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Onion pie is a delicious, healthy, way to use up a lot of onions if you have them. It makes a delicious, filling, dinner on a cold day. While onion pie may sound disgusting, it actually has a mild, sweet, taste. Onion pie is a delicious, creative, way to turn all of your excess onions into a sweet treat that the entire family will enjoy.

Served with a crisp salad on the side, onion pie makes a meal, though traditionally in Alsace, it precedes choucroute – the pickled cabbage cooked in goose fat with sausages.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. oil
3 large onions, finely diced
1 cup milk
1/3 cup firm tofu, crushed by hand
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. unbleached flour
1 Tbsp. couscous
1 whole wheat pie shell in a 10-inch tart pan

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Preparation:

Saute onions in oil until translucent and mostly soft. Blend the
milk, tofu, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and flour until smooth. Then
combine the onions, the milk mixture and the couscous. Pour into
the prepared pie shell. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees
F for abour 30 minutes.

Wine pairing tips:

A local Sylvaner or Pinot Blanc will offer a refreshing counterpoint to this relatively rich appetizer, although a lighter style Riesling can also work quite nicely.