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14 Days of Pi(e): Bacon and Onion Pie

By March 10, 2014September 16th, 2023No Comments

Today, Modern Farmer — one of our favorite periodicals here at Magrath Library — is kicking off Pig Week. And what better way to celebrate the convergence of Pi(e) Day with Pig Week, than with bacon pie?

Bacon and Onion Pie

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min


1 9-inch savory piecrust
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, drippings reserved
1 medium onion
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups grated Gruyère, Cheddar, or soft goat cheese
1 cup milk, preferably Flavored Milk (recipe below)

Flavored Milk

1-2 cups milk
1 slice onion
1 slice celery
1 slice carrot
1 slice fennel bulb
Peppercorns as desired
Thyme, parsley stalk, as desired


Prebake the piecrust in a 9-inch pie pan and set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Reheat 2 tablespoons bacon droppings in a large skillet; add onion and sauté until soft. Lightly beat the egg and egg yolk together; add milk, crumbeld bacon, onions, and cheese; stir together. Ladle mixture into a partially prebaked piecrust, move to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Flavored Milk

Heat milk in a saucepan or a glass measuring cup in the microwave with any of or all of the ingredients until warm and nearly at a simmer. Remove from heat and sit 1/2 hour at room temperature or more in the fridge. Strain before using.
Bonus: Don’t forget to check out the HamCam!

By From Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (2012) by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart

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