By Avera

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large onion, sliced thin, 5 1/2 ounces *

  • 8 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (regular and chipotle are both good)

  1. Sauté the onion in butter until tender and slightly caramelized. Place the cheese in a greased pie plate; top with the onions. Beat the eggs, cream and seasonings. Pour over all. Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutritional Facts

Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen
* Any yellow onion will do because it's cooked long enough to caramelize it and make it sweet
but a Vidalia or Texas 1015 onion would be wonderful.
Per 1/6 Recipe
359 Calories
33g Fat
14g Protein
4g Carbohydrate
1g Dietary Fiber
3g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe
269 Calories
24g Fat
10g Protein
3g Carbohydrate
trace Dietary Fiber
2.5g Net Carbs

dinner ultra-low-carb jack cheese eggs cream chili powder baked

6 replies

Linzi 2010-04-10 12:29:16 -0500 Report

Hi I am a texan and I too had a great recipe for a Texas onion pie and lost it. I tried this and it tastes the same as my lost recipe. Thanks so much for posting this. Linzi

SuzyAttendorn 2009-11-24 10:01:37 -0600 Report

I tried this but substituted fat free 1/2n1/2 for the heavy cream. My husband absolutely loved it! He is really getting a kick out of all the new recipes I have found here. I am thankful that he will eat the things I need to eat.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-09-09 22:57:04 -0500 Report

I know that I will love it too, always keep onions in my kitchen—yummy—gives a kick to anything! PR

FLDawn 2009-09-09 22:07:36 -0500 Report

This sounds YUMMY…I use to have a wonderful Onion Tart recipe but lost it. Thanks for sharing this one with us.