1 9 pie shell, with high, fluted rim
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded (6oz)
Bake pie shell in preheated 425~ oven 10 mins. or until light golden;
cool completely. In small skillet, saute onion in butter until
tender; set aside. Separate 1 egg, then brush egg white on pie
shell. Pour excess white into large bowl. Add yolk, remaining 2
eggs, milk, flour, salt, and pepper; beat until smooth. Stir in
cheese and onion. Turn into pie shell. Bake in preheated 325~ oven 40
to 45 mins. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool
at least 10 mins. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Servings: 6 servings
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Categories: Cheese; Vegetable
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