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A delicious traditional Haitian onion pie for every single onion lover out there. | tchakayiti.com

Haitian Onion Pie

The tarte à l'oignon (onion pie) is a traditional dish found at formal dinners in Haiti, especially around the Holidays. This version adds the onions at the last minute, but feel free to brown your onions before adding the flour to the Mornay sauce (creamy filling).

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 12 oz water
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated Tête de Maure cheese
  • 1 or 2 medium sized onions sliced


  1. In a pan, melt the butter over low heat 

  2. Add the flour and cook for about 2 minutes

  3. Remove from heat

  4. Slowly mix in the milk and water stirring vigorously to avoid lumps 

  5. Return to the stove, and cook at low heat while stirring until the mixture thickens

  6. Incorporate the grated Tête de Maure

  7. Roll out the pie crust in a pie pan

  8. Dust the crust with flour

  9. Pour the sauce over the pie crust

  10. Top with the onion slices

  11. Bake at 350 until the pie turns golden (30 to 35 minutes)