German Ham and Onion Tart

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Ham and Onion Tarts

German Ham and Onion Tart (Deutscher Zwiebel-Schinkenkuchen)

Made with tender white oats, crunchy walnuts and a dash of nutmeg, this popular German specialty makes a light, delicious and healthy dinner.
Servings 8


  • 8 oz puff pastry 1 sheet
  • 4 medium onions 11 oz
  • 1 cup diced ham 7 oz
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup Kölln White Oats
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • white pepper
  • freshly ground nutmeg
  • 10 walnut halves
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 43° F. Grease a 9" pie form with butter and let the puff pastry sheets defrost. Peel onions and cut in rings. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan; add the onions and diced ham and cook until brown. In a separate pot, melt the butter. Add the Kölln White Oats, stir, then allow mixture to stand for a minute. Add milk and cream and stir until smooth.
  • Roll out puff pastry and line the pie form with it. Spread onions and ham on the pastry. Add the egg into the cooled sauce and stir. Season to taste with nutmeg and pepper. Spread over the onion-ham-mixture.
  • Decorate the pie with walnuts and bake on the middle rack. Remove, cut into 8 pieces and serve hot.


Preparation Time: approx. 25 Minutes
Baking Time: 20-25 Minutes
Course: Entree
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