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Onion Chili Pie

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  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Solid vegetable shortening 4 Tablespoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Ice water 3 Tablespoon
  Yellow onions 2 Large
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Poblano chiles/Anaheim chiles 2
  Monterey jack cheese 8 Ounce, grated (2 Cups)
  Eggs 3 , slightly beaten
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Avocado 1 , sliced (To Garnish)

1. To make crust, combine flour and salt.
2. Add small cubes of shortening and butter and rub or cut in until mixture its crumbly
3. Add a little ice water and stir quickly and lightly just until dough forms a ball.
4. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a 11 inches circle and use it to neatly line a 9-inch tart tin.
6. Trim crust leaving 1-inch at the edges and pinch into a fluted edge.
7. Refrigerate the pie shell for 20 minutes before baking.
8. Slice the onions, cut in half and separate the rings.
9. Preheat the oven 400°F

10. Bake the pastry shell blind for about 12 to 14 minutes until pale and golden.
11. In a skillet, melt butter.
12. Add onions and sauté them stirring frequently, for about 25 minutes on a medium low flame until lightly caramelized.
13. In the meantime, roast chilies under broiler until charred.
14. Place in a bowl and let stand covered for 10 minutes.
15. When cool, peel, seed, and chop them, wearing kitchen gloves if you like.
16. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
17. Add chilies to the onions.
18. Fill the tart shell with onion-chile mixture.
19. Top with grated cheese.
20. Make a custard by lightly beating eggs, sour cream, milk and seasonings.
21. Pour custard over the onions and cheese.
22. Bake pie in hot moderate oven for almost 45 minutes until custard is set and golden.

23. Cut warm tart into wedges and serve garnished with avocado.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 646 Calories from Fat 399

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.3%

Saturated Fat 21 g105.2%

Trans Fat 1.3 g

Cholesterol 189.8 mg63.3%

Sodium 552.3 mg23%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.9 g27.6%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 19 g37.1%

Vitamin A 44.7% Vitamin C 6.4%

Calcium 34% Iron 14.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Onion Chili Pie Recipe