I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so my favorite types of pies are the more savory ones. Sweet onion pies are one of my absolutely favorites! It’s slightly sweet, but that sweetness balances out the savoriness of the cheese and crust.
- Remove the pastry from fridge and roll out. Slice in half and line a greased pie plate or tart pan with one half; pressing into the sides. Place the pie plate and remaining dough back in the fridge.
- Preheat Oven to 400°F.
- Remove pie plate from the fridge and line the inside with wax paper. Add beans or pie weights to weigh it down and bake for 12 minutes or until bottom is cooked through and slightly golden. Set aside. (Use these 20 minutes to cut and shape anything you’d like to top the pie with, making sure to place back in the fridge when the dough gets too warm)
- In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add in the onions. Cook until tender and translucent; about 8 minutes. Add in the garlic and continue to cook until fragrant; about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook until golden brown.
- Slowly pour the cream over the onions, stirring constantly, and add in the salt, pepper and cheese. Cook until the cheese is melted; about 4 minutes.
- Add the filling to the pie crust and top with the remaining half sheet of dough; cutting off the excess. Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Then cool for 5 minutes before serving!
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