A butter pie is a traditional savory pie consisting mainly of onions and potatoes. It is also sometimes served on a savory barm cake.


  • Plain flour
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Icewater
  • Potato
  • Onion
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Beans
  • Whipped cream


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and stir in the butter
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll chilled dough into a circle 12 inches in diameter and 1/4-inch thick. Transfer to a deep-dish 9-inch pie pan, lifting dough to let it settle into corners of pan; do not stretch it.
  3. Meanwhile, peel the three large potatoes and the onion, cut the potato into thick slices, a little thicker than a pound coin, and the onion into half rings.
  4. Place pie on a sheet pan and bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 35 minutes, until top looks dry and browned. The filling will form a skin and puff slightly, then deflate as it cools and sets.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees for about half an until golden, and serve immediately, with pickled red cabbage.
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