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Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust is a great way to showcase those spring sweet onions. It’s salty, a little sweet, and cheesy.

Slice of pie on a plate.

Ritz Cracker Crust

I use crushed Ritz crackers all the time as a crispy topping for casseroles like this Southern Broccoli Casserole. They make a great crust too. A crust made with Ritz Crackers turns out wonderfully buttery and crispy.

Vidalia Onion Pie in a pie plate with slice cut away.

Type Of Sweet Onion To Use

You can use any type of sweet onion for this Vidalia Onion Pie. Vidalia onions are probably the most famous sweet onions. Vidalia onions are grown in Vidalia, Georgia and have a short growing season (late April to September). They are unusually sweet and mild due to the low amount of sulpher in the soil even when eaten raw and cooking them increases their sweetness. Since they are already sweet you do not need to cook them to the point of caramelization. You just want to soften them up some for this recipe.

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust and cheddar cheese

There’s a little bit of a custard in this pie, but the onions are the real star.

Is This Pie Spicy?

A half teaspoon of TABASCO Sauce gives this onion pie just a touch of heat. To Make it spicier, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the filling.


A few readers have suggested using bacon flavored Ritz crackers and I think that sounds delicious. Let me know if you try that!

How To Store

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat in the oven. Microwave will make the crust soggy.

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

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Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust is a great way to showcase those spring sweet onions. It’s salty, a little sweet, and cheesy.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 50 minutes


  • 9-inch Pie Plate


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups roughly chopped Vidalia onions, or other sweet onions
  • 1 1/4 cups Ritz cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Add the 2 tablespoons of butter to a large pan and cook vidalia onion over medium heat until starting to soften. You want the onion to still have a little bite so don’t cook them too long. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix cracker crumbs with the 5 tablespoon melted butter and press into the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
  • Spoon vidalia onions on top of crust.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Pour mixture over onions.
  • Sprinkle cheese and paprika on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.


For best flavor, I recommend shredding your own cheddar cheese from a block of cheese rather than buying pre-shredded.
Use a food processor to make the cracker crumbs or place the crackers in a large ziptop bag and crush them with a rolling pin or heavy object.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Spring, sweet onions

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Originally posted April 24, 2017.

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20 thoughts on “Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust”

  1. I used Annie’s Organic Cheese Crackers, along with my other organic ingredients. Moaning in pleasure.

  2. Where can I find Vidalia onions that were grown in Vidalia Ga? Are the RealSweet brand the real thing? The bag says they are from Reidsville Georgia.

    1. You are to good to go! Reidsville is a neighboring town of Vidalia! They are delicious & sweet! I’m gonna make this recipe soon!

  3. It has potential. I used more onions than was supposed to and it still taste like a quiche the way egg cooked. Need to atleast double amount of onions or less egg mixture. Or some other substance in to soak up eggs. I will try again though. Does have a lot of potential. Atleast getting my protein in haha.

    1. I am not a fan of eggs either. I might try more cheese and flour or corn starch to thicken instead of the second egg.

  4. Can I freeze left over pie. There are only two of us in the house and a fully pie to too much. Love this recipe.

  5. I need to make this for 30 people could I make it in a large foil pan and if so how do I enlarge the recipe

  6. Simply delicious and very easily made! I think the next time I make this, I’ll add a little minced garlic and maybe some mushrooms, but, it is wonderful just as written.

  7. Norma Powell

    This looks delicious! Will make as soon as I go grocery shopping! Think I would like to try the bacon flavored Ritz crackers that someone else mentioned! I am definitely an onion lover….

  8. I’m going to make this today. I bought some BACON flavor Ritz…..will let you know how it tasted.

  9. the impossible game

    Wow – what an informative blog site – i need to spend more time here and intend to do so

  10. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh I’ve never heard of an onion pie before, but I’m LOVING this recipe! I absolutely love all kinds of onions, so this sounds delicious. I will have to make this for my mom sometime, she loves onions, too!

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