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Bacon & Egg Pie

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 pie = 6-8 slices 1x
  • Category: Pies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Description

Delicious, irresistible, and a Kiwi favourite since… well forever! These pies are great value, they can feed a crowd and can be enjoyed at home or work for lunch or dinner, at concerts and festivals, picnics, at the beach, boating… wherever. Nothing beats the taste of a classic kiwi bacon and egg pie!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 400g block (or 6 sheets) of store bought ‘puff’ pastry
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup bacon, chopped
  • 1 Spring onion, chopped
  • 1 Egg yolk, beaten with a tablespoon of water
  • Salt and pepper – to taste

Instructions

A Bacon & Egg Pie is so easy to make and a real kiwi classic enjoyed by generations. They are always popular and great for lunches, brunches, dinner or a picnic.

You will need a 20.5 x 20.5cm cake pan, or alternatively a round 23cm pie dish.

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Roll out two thirds of the pastry on a floury bench to line the base and sides of a shallow lightly greased 23cm pie tin OR if using ready rolled pastry sheets, place the sheets to line the base and sides of pie pan or tin evenly.
  3. Scatter over the spring onion and half of the bacon, break in the eggs and season, then scatter over the remaining bacon.
  4. Roll out the remaining pastry to make a lid and place on the top. If using sheets, laythe sheets evenly across the top of the pie dish.
  5. Crimp the edges of the pastry together with your fingers and trim off any excess.
  6. Use the trimmings to decorate the top of the pie if you wish (attach with a dab of egg wash).
  7. Cut four small vents in the pastry lid with a sharp knife.
  8. Brush the top with the beaten egg mix and bake for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the top.
  9. Serve the pie warm or cold, along with a favourite chutney of your choice.

Notes

TIPS: Purists prefer their pie with only bacon and egg. Nothing else. The spring onions add a little extra taste – but they can be left out. 

You can also add tomatoes, diced onions, peas, diced carrots… just make it your way the way you like it.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

Keywords: Bacon and Egg Pie

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Posted on

July 7, 2020