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Cabbage and Cheddar Pie

Even cabbage-haters devour this pie. The secret is the long, slow sauté, which mellows the cabbage flavor. Mixed with a bit of sour cream and Cheddar and piled into a pie shell, it makes for a delicious dinner. The wholesome plant-oil crust tastes great, and the pastry is easy to work with. If it tears when you’re handling it, it’s a cinch to pinch it back together. Serve with a cold vegetable salad.


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Basic Pie Pastry


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1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
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½ tsp. salt
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½ cup canola oil
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3 Tbs. cold water

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2 Tbs. canola oil
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1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced
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7 to 8 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (about ¾ of one head)
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¼ cup low-fat sour cream
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1 tsp. Dijon mustard
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1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
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½ cup dry breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs


  1. Prepare Basic Pie Pastry: Put flour and salt in large bowl; toss with fork. Make well in center; fill with oil and water. Blend briefly with fork, then—using wide, sweeping strokes—stir briskly, until evenly mixed. Dough will be dampish and oily.
  2. Put dough on large piece of plastic. Flatten into 3/4-inch-thick disk; wrap in plastic. Let rest 10 minutes before using.
  3. To make Filling: Warm oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cabbage, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook cabbage, partially covered and stirring often, 15 to 25 minutes, or until very soft, adding salt and pepper to taste. (If mixture seems too dry, add water as needed by teaspoonfuls.) Remove from heat; mix in sour cream and mustard.
  4. Meanwhile, roll pastry into 12-inch circle between two sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap. Peel off top sheet, and invert over 10-inch tart pan or 9-inch pie pan. Peel off second sheet, then tuck pastry into pan without stretching it, pinching overhang into an even edge. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F.
  5. Add cheese to filling, and stir gently. Spoon filling into pie shell, smoothing top. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 40 minutes, or until golden brown. (If top starts to over-brown, cover with sheet of foil.) Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

8 g
Total Fat: 
19 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
31 g
6 mg
372 mg
3 g
5 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

I was very happy with how this came out. Thanks for the recipe!

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Yum, yum, yum. Cheap and easy. The only problem was the crust was a bit of a pain. I'd suggest just form-fitting it to the baking glass rather than rolling it all out (and having it fall apart). I added a little cumin for additional flavor. I might add some fresh herbs next time.

Cabbage and cheddar pie. Which ingredient have you left out of this recipe? Could it be beaten egg? I have just baked this pie and I have to tell you that my husband and I were seriously underwhelmed by the blandness of it. Ugh!

this was great. added at least twice the mustard, but otherwise followed the recipe and was pleased

This had great flavor from the caramelization of the onions & cabbage. Like the previous reviewer I added extra Dijon. I made the crust with olive oil, and 3/4 c white whole wheat flour. The richness of the pastry was a bit overwhelming. Next time I'll make a thinner crust.

Lovely! Was amazed at how tasty this was. Will definitely make this again.