Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

March 24, 2024 - Country Cooking

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust is a great way to showcase those spring sweet onions. It’s salty, a little sweet, and cheesy.

Ritz Cracker Crust

I use crushed Ritz crackers all the time as a crispy topping for casseroles like this Southern Broccoli Casserole. They make a great crust too. A crust made with Ritz Crackers turns out wonderfully buttery and crispy.

Type Of Sweet Onion To Use

You can use any type of sweet onion for this Vidalia Onion Pie. Vidalia onions are probably the most famous sweet onions. Vidalia onions are grown in Vidalia, Georgia and have a short growing season (late April to September). They are unusually sweet and mild due to the low amount of sulpher in the soil even when eaten raw and cooking them increases their sweetness. Since they are already sweet you do not need to cook them to the point of caramelization. You just want to soften them up some for this recipe.

There’s a little bit of a custard in this pie, but the onions are the real star.

Is This Pie Spicy?

A half teaspoon of TABASCO Sauce gives this onion pie just a touch of heat. To Make it spicier, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the filling.


A few readers have suggested using bacon flavored Ritz crackers and I think that sounds delicious. Let me know if you try that!

How To Store

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat in the oven. Microwave will make the crust soggy.

More Vidalia Onion Recipes

Peach-Vidalia Onion Relish

Baked Vidalias Au Gratin

Vidalia Onion Dip

Cheese Grits with Corn and Vidalia Onion

Marinated Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad

Pickled Cucumbers and Onion


Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust

Vidalia Onion Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust is a great way to showcase those spring sweet onions. It’s salty, a little sweet, and cheesy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Spring, sweet onions
Prep Time 20 minutes minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes minutes
Total Time 50 minutes minutes
Servings 8
Calories 223kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


9-inch Pie Plate


2 tablespoons butter2 cups roughly chopped Vidalia onions, or other sweet onions1 1/4 cups Ritz cracker crumbs5 tablespoons butter, melted2 large eggs, lightly beaten3/4 cup milk3/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese1/4 teaspoon paprika


Add the 2 tablespoons of butter to a large pan and cook vidalia onion over medium heat until starting to soften. You want the onion to still have a little bite so don’t cook them too long. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cracker crumbs with the 5 tablespoon melted butter and press into the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
Spoon vidalia onions on top of crust.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Pour mixture over onions.
Sprinkle cheese and paprika on top.
Bake for 30 minutes.


For best flavor, I recommend shredding your own cheddar cheese from a block of cheese rather than buying pre-shredded.

Use a food processor to make the cracker crumbs or place the crackers in a large ziptop bag and crush them with a rolling pin or heavy object.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

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Originally posted April 24, 2017.

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