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From: Shirley Goldstein

Originating from: Probably from Ladies Home Journal or Good Housekeeping magazine, they always had great recipes! Most of the time, I didn’t follow recipes or use cookbooks much.

Usually served this when: when having people over to the house.


This was a favorite when having company. It became a ‘regular’ at New Year’s Eve. Once I learned to do this, I made it all the time! It was a popular thing to serve (along with tamale pies).


Preparation time: 50-60 minutes

Temperature: 350 degrees

Serves 6-8


Ingredients and Directions:

Mix together thoroughly:

1 cup fine cracker crumbs

½ cup melted butter

Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of an 8” pie plate.

In skillet, sauté 2 cups thinly sliced onions in two tablespoons butter till transparent but not brown.*

Spoon into crumb lined pie plate and pour over them a mixture of 2 eggs (lightly beaten), ¾ cup milk, ¾ teaspoon salt and dash of peper.

Sprinkle top with ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese and little paprika. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or till knife comes out dry. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.


* For the test, I used red onions since that’s what I had in the kitchen, but the original pie probably had yellow onions, ed.