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Sweet Vidalia Onion Custard Bread



  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 large Sweet Vidalia onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons reserved caramelized onion
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

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  1. Bread: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Reserve 2 tablespoons for topping.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, egg, and cheese. Add remaining onions. Pour into a greased 9-inch, deep-dish pie plate.
  3. Topping: Sprinkle bread with cheese, reserved onions and poppy seeds. Drizzle butter over top of bread.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F until golden brown, about 25 to 35 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Source: Vidalia Onions