BACON LATTICE BREAKFAST PIE

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

YIELD: 8 servings

PREP TIME: 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes 

INGREDIENTS

1 refrigerated pie crust

12 strips bacon

7 eggs

1/2 cup half-and-half

2 oz cream cheese , cut into small pieces

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Press pie crust into a pie plate. Use your thumb and index fingers to flute edge. Refrigerate.

STEP 2

Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place bacon on cookie sheet and weave strips into a lattice pattern.

STEP 3

Bake 15 minutes or until cooked but not crisp. Cool; trim bacon lattice with kitchen shears to form a 9-inch round. Set aside.

STEP 4

In a large bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

STEP 5

Pour egg mixture into crust. Scatter cream cheese pieces over egg mixture.

STEP 6

Place pie plate on cookie sheet. Bake until egg mixture begins to set, about 20 minutes.

STEP 7

Place bacon lattice over egg mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until bacon is crisp and a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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