One of Germany’s favorite recipes, Zweibelkuchen is a delightful and simple onion pie packed with exceptional flavor.  It’s a cross between a pizza and a quiche!
Zweibkuchen (Onion Pie)

Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: German
Serves: 8
  • 1 package yeast; active dry
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 Cups unbleached flour
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 1 Cup water; 120 to 130 degrees F.
  • 6 slices bacon, cut up
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper; as desired
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  1. Mix yeast, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup flour. Blend in shortening and warm water. Beat for 2 minutes. Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
  2. Knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl.
  3. Cover and let dough rise in a warm place 1/2 hour. Pat dough into a lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan or onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Press up edges to make a slight rim.
  4. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from grease and drain on absorbent paper. Add onions to bacon grease; cook slowly until tender but not brown. Sprinkle onion, bacon, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper over dough.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Blend egg yolk and sour cream. Pour over onions.
  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until golden brown and sour cream is set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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