Favourite Family Pie

Favourite Family Pie

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Recipe by Helen Jackson Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: VegetarianDifficulty: Medium


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This pie is one of the family favourites served warm, with a crisp green side salad. Pie serves 6 for only $15.


  • 2 frozen sheets (350g) shortcrust pastry, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 0.5 red pepper, diced

  • 0.5 green pepper, diced

  • 150 g button mushrooms, sliced

  • 4 slices shoulder bacon, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 5 eggs

  • 200 g sour cream

  • 0.25 cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard

  • 0.5 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a 24cm quiche dish with oil.
  • Line the quiche dish with the pastry, trimming edges to fit. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and then cover with baking paper and weights (e.g. dried rice, beans or pastry weights) and bake ‘blind’ for 20 minutes.
  • While the pastry is cooking, heat a film of oil in a frying pan and cook the onion, peppers, mushrooms, bacon, thyme and rosemary over a moderate heat until the onion starts to soften. Season with salt and pepper and then set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs, sour cream, milk, mustard and parmesan cheese together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the contents from the frying pan over the pastry base and then pour over the egg mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the filling is just set. Allow to sit in the pie dish for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with a crisp green salad.

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