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Thursday, October 08, 2015
3699. SAVORY BREAKFAST PIE with BACON LATTICE CRUST
makes one 9-inch pie
12 bacon strips
1 prepared pie crust
1 cup milk
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the bacon lattice: Place the bacon strips on
the baking sheet, then weave them together to form a square of bacon.
Cook the bacon: Bake the bacon until browned but not completely crispy, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Prepare the crust: While the bacon is cooling,
line a 9-inch pie plate with the prepared pie crust. Press the tines of a
fork all around the edge to create a decorative border. Keep chilled
until ready to bake.
Make the egg custard: In a large bowl, whisk the
eggs with the milk, scallions, salt and pepper to combine. Pour the
mixture into the pie crust, then top with the cheese, sprinkling it in
an even layer over the top.
Cook the pie: Bake the pie until the custard is
starting to set and the crust is beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove the pie from the oven and place the bacon lattice on top. (Use
scissors if you want to trim the lattice to the shape of the pie.)
Return the pie to the oven and bake until the bacon is evenly
browned and crisp, the crust is golden and the custard is set, 15 to 20
Let the pie cool at least 15 to 30 minutes before slicing. Serve the pie warm or at room temperature.