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Sweet Onion Quiche: Zwiebelkuchen Recipe

A savory rustic and delicious dish for German onion pie that is similar to quiche.  This goes very nicely with a glass of white wine.

Course Main dish
Cuisine German
Keyword baking, caramelized onion, onion pie, savory quiche
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 231 kcal


  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 Vidalia onion large, sliced thinly
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. smoked bacon cooked crispy and chopped, or German speck if you can find it
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • tsp. caraway seeds ground
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika


Prepare the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Roll out pie dough and fit inside quiche pan (a pie pan will also work well) and using the tines of a fork poke holes in it or dock it.

  3. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of dough. Add pie weights or dry beans and blind bake for about 10 minutes and remove promptly.

  4. Once cooled slightly remove the pie weights or beans and parchment paper.

Prepare the filling:

  1. In a skillet on medium heat sauté onion with salt in olive oil until translucent. Reduce heat to low and allow onions to caramelize. Add paprika and caraway.

  2. In a large bowl whisk eggs with sour cream and half and half. Add the onions and mix well.
  3. Pour egg mixture into crust.

  4. Bake for about 20 minutes in the middle of the oven. Test for doneness with a toothpick or cake tester.

  5. Turn oven to broil and allow quiche to broil for about 2 minutes or just until the top starts to brown.
  6. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Onion Quiche: Zwiebelkuchen Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 417mg18%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.