Egg and Bacon Pie

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I have always wanted to try this recipe, a friend of mine raves about it, makes it all the time on busy nights to feed her family of 4 children.

Egg-and-Bacon-Pie

It was an easy dinner, but I would have to say, I’d probably prefer my crustless quiche.

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Egg and Bacon Pie

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

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  • 4 shortcut bacon, chopped
  • 3 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 10 eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper, to season

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Grease a 22cm pie dish,, I use spray oil.
  3. In a frying pan on medium heat, cook bacon for 2-3 minutes until just golden, drain on paper towel, allow to cool slightly.
  4. Line the pie dish with a sheet of pastry, use a 2nd sheet to fill any unfilled areas of the dish.
  5. In a large bowl whisk 6 eggs with milk, parsley, nutmeg and some salt and pepper.
  6. Spread half the bacon on the base of the pie, then pour in the egg mixture.
  7. Crack one of the remaining eggs into a cup, then gently slip egg into the mixture without breaking, repeat with remaining 3 eggs.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining bacon.
  9. Brush pastry rim with beaten egg, then top with remaining pastry, trimming edges.
  10. Brush the top with the extra beaten egg and bake pie for 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 170C and cook for a further 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the dish for 30 minutes before removing.
  12. Cool to room temperature.

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