Texas Sweet Onion Pie
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, sliced thin, 5 1/2 ounces *
- 8 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (regular and chipotle are both good)
Sauté the onion in butter until tender and slightly caramelized.
Place the cheese in a greased pie plate; top with the onions. Beat the eggs, cream and seasonings.
Pour over all. Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Can be frozen
* Any yellow onion will do because it's cooked long enough to caramelize it and make it sweet, but a Vidalia or Texas 1015 onion would be wonderful.
Per 1/6 Recipe: 359 Calories; 33g Fat; 14g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 269 Calories; 24g Fat; 10g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2.5g Net Carbs