home made cheese and onion pie recipe and pics

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by h4ppy-chris, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Songster

    Oct 3, 2011
    burnley, UK
    made this for tea last night really good [​IMG]

    For the cheese and onion pie:
    800g cheddar cheese, grated
    50g unsalted butter
    2 large onions, peeled and chopped finely
    2 large eggs
    5 tbsp double cream
    Sea salt
    Black pepper
    Water crust pastry, recipe follows
    Beaten egg yolk for glaze

    For the water crust pastry:
    675g plain flour
    255g unsalted butter
    250ml whole milk

    How to make Cheese and onion pie
    For the cheese and onion pie:
    1) Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Divide the pastry into two balls, keeping one a little larger than the other.
    2) Melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the onions on a low heat until soft, then leave to cool.
    3) Mix the onions into a bowl with the grated cheese, eggs, cream and the seasoning, and mix thoroughly with your fingers.
    4) Roll out the larger ball of pastry into a lined greased baking tin. Tip the cheese and onion mixture into the pastry shell. Moisten the edges of the pastry and cover with the rolled-out top piece, crimping the edges together carefully.
    5) Brush beaten egg over the top, make a hole in the middle and bake in the oven for 50 mins until golden brown and the cheese is bubbling from the hole.
    6) Allow to cool before serving.

    For the hot water crust pastry:
    1) Warm a mixing bowl and sift the flour. Make a well in the centre.
    2) Heat the butter and the milk until just boiling and pour into the well in the flour. Mix quickly.
    3) Continue mixing the pastry until the dough is smooth.



  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    That looks really delicious. I'm always looking for recipes to use eggs.
  3. canesisters

    canesisters Songster

    Aug 18, 2011
    Oh my gosh! And here I was browsing BYC, dreaming of chickens to bring home, and thinking "what in the world am I going to fix for dinner...?"

    SHAZAM! BYC comes through again!

    I can't wait to get home - Yum-O!

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  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Looks good!
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

    May 18, 2011
    I have a recipe similar.... it calls for bacon. I used a little bacon grease to add more flavor, but I am from the south. [​IMG]
  6. Ladylinda

    Ladylinda Hatching

    Sep 9, 2012
    This is the best Cheese and Onion pie i have ever made! I added 100g of Gruyere cheese (made half the amount for a smaller pie) and 150ml of double cream. The pastry was delightful and no soggy bottom! Will definately be making it time and time again

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