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23 April, 2016

BACON BREAKFAST PIE

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BACON BREAKFAST PIE IS THE BEST WAY TO START THE DAY

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Who says you can’t have pie for breakfast? The folks over at Tablespoon say it’s OK, and we agree! So go ahead, have a slice… or two (or three, we won’t tell).

 If you want a lighter and more traditional “Egg Pie”, you can try this great recipe for a classic Quiche.

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INGREDIENTS

  • All-purpose flour, for rolling
  • 1 homemade or store-bought single-crust pie dough
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups medium diced yellow onion (from 1 large onion)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (4 ounces)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly flour a rolling pin and work surface and roll out dough to a 12-inch round. Place in a 9-inch pie plate, fold overhang under, and crimp edge. Place a sheet of parchment paper over dough and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until edge is dry and light golden, about 20 minutes. Remove parchment and weights.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and cream. Add onion, bacon, and cheese and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Whisk to combine, pour into crust, and bake until center of quiche is just set, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

COOK’S NOTES

To store, refrigerate cooled quiche, tightly covered, up to 3 days. To reheat quiche, cover with foil and place in a 325 degrees oven until warmed, about 15 minutes.
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