Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen with Puff Pastry crust

Zwiebelkuchen, German onion tart

Zwiebelkuchen is a popular German onion pastry. It is served with Federweissen (a new fermented wine). Those two just go hand in hand.

I developed my own recipe for this onion pastry. The crust can be bought, Puff Pastry dough (Pepperidge Farms) can be found in the freezer isle. 
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Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen Recipe

Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen Recipe
Category: Main meal
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes

I developed my own recipe for this onion pastry. The crust can be bought, Puff Pastry dough (Pepperidge Farms), that can be found in the freezer isle.


  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough (in the freezer isle).
  • Defrost the dough, not longer than 40 min. It needs to be still cold.
  • 12 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch strips, fried and pulled apart. Skip the bacon if you are vegetarian
  • 6 cups chopped or thinly sliced onions (1.3 lb.)
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups of Le Gruyere, or other melt cheese like gouda, fontina, provolone or white cheddar
  • 2 tbsp of corn starch (or flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 dashes of pepper


  • Some Caraway seeds and nutmeg to taste
  • Fry bacon until crisp; drain most of bacon fat.
  • Cook onion in remaining bacon fat until tender.
  • Let cool.
  • Combine remaining filling, the bacon and onions, eggs at the end. Pour cold filling on cool puff pastry.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until almost set, about 45 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes.


Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting

Nutrition information

6 to 8 Servings

You need a deep pan to fry your Onions, here are some to choose from:

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