Cheese & Onion Pie
A very simple and very tasty recipe for Cheese & Onion Pie.
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  • 500 g (2 lb) pastry (ready-made or see the section on Basic Techniques)
  • 400 g (14 oz) onions, sliced
  • 400 g (14 oz) cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Place the onions in a pan and just cover with water. Boil gently for 10 minutes and drain.
  2. Place the drained onions in a bowl. Add the mustard and season well with salt and pepper. Add in the cheese.
  3. Beat the eggs and add into the mixture, reserving a little of the egg for glazing the pie. Mix well.
  4. Line an 8" (20 cm) pie dish with half of the pastry, making sure the pastry just comes over the edge of the dish. Pour in the cheese & onion mixture.
  5. Roll out the remaining half of the pastry and place it on the top of the pie.
  6. Trim, and crimp the edges with a fork to create a seal. Make some slits in the pastry to let steam out. Brush the pie with the remaining beaten egg.
  7. Bake in the oven at 200°C for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Titli's Tips
Use whatever cheese you want, but it should be at least semi-hard. Don’t try this with brie, for example!

The pie mixture is quite dry so there is no need to blind-bake the pastry beforehand. Goes well with a salad, or peas, or a nice crisp apple. There’s just something about cheese and apple…

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 531 26%
Calories from Fat 332
Total Fat 36.9g 56%
Saturated Fat 15.7g 78%
Unsaturated Fat 19.4g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 31.9g 10%
Dietary Fibre 3.0g 12%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 18.0g 36%
Cholesterol 93.4mgs 31%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.