Use a ready-made crust to save time and energy. Ham is traditionally
used in the recipe but can be omitted without sacrificing taste. The
cheese is not necessary but makes for a more sinful indulgence!
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- 1 ready-made savory pie crust
- 4 medium onions
- 1 tablespoon butter, margarine or olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- optional: ½ cup ham, chopped
- ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
- 1 heaping tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 ½ cups milk, any kind
- salt and pepper/ul>
While onions are cooking, make bechamel sauce: melt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in sauce pan on medium heat. Add flour and stir until completely combined with butter and until mixture starts to bubble. Add milk all at once, salt and pepper to taste. Stir constantly until sauce thickens, approximately 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, spread crust in pie dish. When onions are done, add to bechamel sauce, add ham if using; pour mixture into pie crust. Garnish with grated cheese, if using and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350° until brown and bubbly on top.