Onion Pie with Pear
Crispy Día de Muertos Onion Pie
For my last special this month I was inspired by Día de Muertos, the Day of the Dead. On this very important holiday in Mexico, people remember their dear deceased and celebrate. The relationship with death is a very different. Instead of just visiting the grave crying, you go with a lot of food and a good mood and just shed a few tears. The decoration is colorful and cheerful despite the many skulls used! As a child, I was quite afraid of some of the decorations at home and coulnd't even walk by...
So today my recipe and decorations are inspired by the Día de Muertos. But of course you can decorate your pie as you like. Onion pie has always been one of my favorite dishes. At home, it was always made with lots of cumin and crispy bacon. My recipe is with red onions, pear and homemade dough! So it's something different and, given the occasion, also something very special.
Of course, the pear does not make it a sweet pie, but combined with the sweetness of the red onions and the herbs it makes a perfect mix of salty and sweet. It's really tasty and not difficult at all. Conveniently, this onion pie can be frozen. Just portion it and keep in the freezer. In the refrigerator it also stays fresh for a few days. Give it a go and I hope that you like this special recipe as much as I do. If you are interested in other Mexican recipes, then check out this and this recipe!
¡Feliz día de muertos!
Ingredients onion pie dough:
15g fresh yeast
Ingredients for the filling:
6 red Onions
2tsp Paprika powder
200g Flour · 1tsp Salt · 1tsp Cumin · 1tsp Sugar · 15g Yeast · 100ml Milk
First mix the flour with salt, cumin and sugar. Dissolve the yeast in the milk and add to the mixture. Stir briefly, then knead to a dough and let it rest for about half an hour.
6 red Onions · Butter · 1 Pear
2 Eggs· 100ml Cream · 2tsp Paprika powder · 2tsp Cumin · Salt · Pepper
Mix the eggs with the cream and season with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika powder. Add the onions.
Thinly roll out about 3/4 of the risen dough on a floured surface to the size of the mould. Place in the mould and press the edges slightly.
Roll the rest of the dough and cut out the desired decorations. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Lastly, pour the filling into the mould and decorate with the remaining dough. Bake the onion pie in the oven for about 30 minutes. Afterwards let it cool down a bit and you're done!
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