Aunt Mary’s Onion Shortcake

  • Yield: 6 servings


2cups buttermilk baking mix
2/3cup milk
3large onions, sliced
2tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1small can evaporated milk
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine baking mix and milk until soft dough forms.  Set aside.
  3. Steam onions in butter until iridescent.
  4. In a small bowl, beat eggs, evaporated milk, salt and pepper.
  5. Press dough into greased 11×7-inch casserole; top with onions.  Pour egg mixture over all.
  6. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until brown.

Recipe reprinted with permission from theAssociation of Junior Leagues International’sTidewater on the Half Shell (Norfolk, Va., 1985).