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Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Pie

Vegetables on Monday! Even if pies are always a life saver, sometimes we tend to resort to the same fillings way too often. Besides being vegetarian, this option is both light and super tasty! I sliced up the zucchini with a mandolin, but you can cut them whichever way you want. The thinner they are, the better they will cook. 

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Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Pie


For the crust:

  • 200 grs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 grs cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3-4 tbsp ice cold water

For the filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese (or any other)
  • 3 large onions , thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Zucchini, , thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • For the crust: Mix flour and salt. Rub in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add 3 – 4 tbsp ice cold water to form the dough. Do not knead. Shape into a flat disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat up a large skillet over medium-low fire with 2 tbsp olive oil. Add onions and a generous pinch of salt. Let them cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • Roll out the dough and fit it into a greased pie dish. Cover the bottom with the grated cheese, then the onions, and the zucchini on top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated the oven at 180°C/350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender.
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