How to make:

dia de los muertos

Onion Pie with Pear

Crispy Día de Muertos Onion Pie

Zwiebelkuchen mit Birne
Zwiebelkuchen mit Birne


Prep Time
30 Minutes

Total time
1 Hour

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:

200g Flour
15g fresh yeast
100ml Milk
1tsp Salt
1tsp Cumin
1tsp Sugar

Ingredients for the filling:

6 red Onions
1 Pear
2tsp Cumin
2tsp Paprika powder
2 Eggs
100ml Cream
Salt, Pepper

Zwiebelkuchen Teig

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.

Zwiebel angebraten

6 red Onions · Butter · 1 Pear

Next, peel and cut the onions into slices. Melt some butter in a pan and fry the onions in it. Meanwhile, remove the seeds from the pear and cut it into slices. As soon as the onions are soft, fry the pear briefly.
Füllung Zwiebel

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.

Zwiebelkuchen Teig ausgerollt

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.

Deko Zwiebelkuchen

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!

Zwiebelkuchen mit Birne
Zwiebelkuchen mit Birne
Zwiebelkuchen mit Birne

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Mrs. Braun

    Ach was eine tolle Idee zu Halloween. Der Zwiebelkuchen macht mir ein bisschen Angst. Also nur vom Design, nicht vom Geschmack :).

    1. Luisa Zungenspitzengefühl

      Dankeschön! Ja, geschmacklich muss man wirklich keine Angst haben 🙂 lg

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