Saturday, April 27, 2013

Charmed Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie




I don't know about you, but the arrival of spring always means the arrival of visitors to our house. I love to make this easy breakfast pie when we have guests. If you don't care for the pepper bacon, go ahead and sub it out for regular bacon or even turkey bacon. The beauty of this pie is how simple it is to change the cheese or sausage until it's perfect for your family. 

Charmed Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie

Ingredients:

10 strips of black pepper bacon
1 unbaked deep-dish piecrust
1 ½ cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (can substitute shredded Cheddar or Swiss)
4 large eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups half-and-half
1 cup breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line tray with parchment paper and create bacon lattice. Line up five strips of bacon from top to bottom and then weave in five more strips from side-to-side (follow same method as making a lattice piecrust). Bake until crisp, approximately 25 minutes). Drain grease from tray and set aside.

Reduce oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, blend eggs and half-and-half. Add cheese and sausage crumbles. Pour into unbaked piecrust. Bake until eggs are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, approximately 1 hour.

Remove breakfast pie from oven, carefully transfer bacon lattice from tray to the top of the pie, return to oven and bake for five more minutes. Serve warm. 

What's your all-time favorite breakfast food? Mine's blueberry pancakes.