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Christmas Dinner 2015—Alsace Onion Tart

A traditional Christmas dinner in Alsace

alsace onion tart
preheat oven to 400°F equipment:  12" nonstick skillet with a fitted lid
ingredients 2 frozen 9" deep dish pie crusts, mostly thawed (room temp for 10-15 minutes)6 slices lean, thickly sliced bacon cut into 1/4" chunks5 T. butter (I use Danish Creamery for extra creaminess)3 large sweet onions, halved & sliced into 1/4" slices (about 8 cups)1-1/4 tsp. kosher salt1-1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper1 c. crème fraîche2 large eggs + 1/2 c. Egg Beaters1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmegpaprika
make it! Lightly prick the bottoms of the pie shells with a fork.  Pre-bake shells according to instructions on the package (usually 9 minutes on 400°F); set aside to coolCook chopped bacon in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally to separate the slices.  Cook for 6-8 mins until crisp.  Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain & cool.  Pour off fat from pan. Add butter to skillet &…