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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.

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Topping

 

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.

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

 

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust and cheddar cheese

You can use any type of sweet onion for this Vidalia Onion Pie. Vidalia onions are grown in Vidalia, Georgia and have a short growing season. They are unusually sweet 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.

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

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

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 mins
COOK: 30 mins
TOTAL: 50 mins
SERVINGS: 8
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  • 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.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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….

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

  7. the impossible game

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

  8. 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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