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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2 Winners! Caramelized Onion Pie and...

Fist of all, I'd like to thank everyone for their love, prayers, and good vibrations. We were hoping my operation would be an in and out procedure with no nights spent in the hospital. That was not the way it ended up. I spent 4 WHOLE days and 3 LONG nights for a triple hernia repair. Want to talk about the gory details???
About the ALL the scar tissue in my abdomen and the cyst they found on an ovary??? I even have pictures to share! Yea! Of the scar tissue and the cyst. Now that's getting your moneys worth when you leave with the surgeons photography.
O.K. Not all of you want to hear about it.
I understand! It is a food blog. Not a "How I survived a Triple hernia" Blog.
For the rest of you, I'll meet you on tweeter! Hehe!

So I'm back, but I'm in no shape to be up and cookin. I'm still extremely sore and a shower is enough to send me back to my recovery chair. Thank God for The Food Network! But I do have a few tasty pleasures waiting in the wings to share with you. Like this Caramelized Onion Pie

I first made this onion pie last year after seeing it on Deborah's Blog Taste and Tell. It was delicious then and it's delicious now! I saw a slightly different version on Rita's Blog Pink Bites, and it sent me straight to the frying pan. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00!

The recipes are very similar, using different cheeses, so I kind of went with both. You can do that you know. And I did! With Gruyere cheese and a pinch of nutmeg. Yum. I have to thank both Deborah and Rita for the inspiration to make this pie again. It was caramelizedonionpielicious if I may say so myself. :)
Try it, You'll like it.

And now the moment we've all been waiting for.

The winner for the modest little prize package goes to....

Reeni! from Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice.

I hope you enjoy it. Send me your name and address and I'll get it in the mail as soon as my abdomen will let me get up and out of the house!

And for the rest of you? A winning pie recipe. Just cause I'm giving like that. ;)


Caramelized Onion Pie
inspired by Deborah and Rita

1 flaky pie dough, store-bought or homemade
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, chopped
2 large onion, thinly sliced
3 eggs

1 cup of milk ( I use 1%)
1 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese (or more, I wont tell!)
2 pinches of nutmeg
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

On a floured surface, roll the dough until you have a circle 10-11 inches in diameter. Lay dough into a 9 inch pie pan. Be careful not to stretch the dough, or it will shrink back in the oven. Trim edges around the pie plate leaving a 1/2 inch border. Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork and refrigerate it for about 30 minutes.

Cover pie plate with foil paper and top it with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes, removing the foil paper and beans on the last 10 minutes. Set aside until it cools.

While dough bakes, melt butter over medium-low heat, add the onions and thyme and cook slowly until onions are browned, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, set aside.

Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and season with salt and pepper.

Spread 1/2 cup of the cheese on the bottom of the quiche, add the onions on top and cover with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Pour the egg mixture and bring quiche to the oven. Bake it until golden brown and puffed, about 40 minutes.


Enjoy!











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21 Comments:

Blogger Coleen's Recipes said...

I love carmelized onions, and this looks delicious! What a nice addition to any weekend buffet! I hope you feel better soon,surgery is NO FUN.

June 17, 2009 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Glad you are home, recovering. Mercy, what a time.

We love onion pie here, too! This looks very, very good!

June 17, 2009 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I've never had onion pie, but would be intrigued to try it... I've been following your blog for a while now and have never commented before...

I was wondering if you could share how you have the Stumble upon and email tags at the bottom of you post? I've been trying to get that figured out for some time now with no luck... If you could email me, I'm at purduejen at gmail. Thanks!

June 17, 2009 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

It's good that you're home and hope you fully recover very soon! The onion pie looks excellent!

June 17, 2009 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger Reeniā™„ said...

I'm sorry things didn't go as planned - but good that your home now - I hope you have a speedy recovery. Yay!! I'm so happy I won!! Thank you sooooooo much! Can't wait to try your special dessert sauce - I bet it's divine! Just like this pie - caramelized onions are the best!

June 17, 2009 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

Meg I am glad you are home finally! I went thru a hernia repair operation a couple of summer's ago. I feel like I am "surgery girl". Here's hoping your bouncing back quick and feeling good. I know from experience how hard it can be to gain your energy back!

The pie looks awesome and I think I will definitely be trying this one out. Maybe for a brunch!

June 17, 2009 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

OH yikes!!! I'm happy to hear you are back and getting better though!!

Congrats Reeni!! You rock!!

June 17, 2009 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

I love carmalized onions on top of pierogies, but I've been a little hesistant to have an entire pie dedicated to them. I mean, all those onions... haha Sorry to hear you spent longer than expected in the hospital, but glad to hear you are finally home and recovering well. Take it easy and make the family cook for you ;)

June 17, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I'm going to have to try your version - it sounds amazing!! I'm glad you are home and healing!

June 17, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
OpenID oneshotbeyond said...

wow...this sounds and looks like a great savory dish!

June 17, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Lisette said...

Congrats to the winner! And thanks for that wonderful recipe it looks DELICIOUS! :)

June 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Well that's really good news on your surgery. I mean the triple and the cyst, not so much, but it looks like things are getting better.

Make sure you rest up, it looks like you still have your apetite, which is good :)

June 18, 2009 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

You poor thing! I hope you feel better! At least you have this pie to comfort you!

And pie can cure anything.

June 18, 2009 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Laurie Vengoechea said...

woohoo! Congrats to your winner!

June 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering - did you use thyme or oregano? It says oregano in your ingredients, but you mentioned thyme in your recipe.
Looks great!

June 18, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

This recipe looks really tasty:)

June 18, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan this is delicious. Sounds almost like an onion frittata. My hubby would love it. Congratulations to Reeni. I just love her. She's such a sweetie. Good job my friend.

June 21, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, I'm so sorry. I hit submit before realizing that I meant to wish you a quick recovery. Stay well my friend. My thoughts are with you. Big hugs.

June 21, 2009 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Megan, I hope you have a speedy recovery. Your quiche looks wonderful. Blessings...Mary

June 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

So sorry to hear about your surgery. I hope you recover quickly. Love the way you've decorate your onion pie!

June 22, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Caramelized onions are so good and this pie sounds great!

July 4, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

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