Bacon Onion Pie Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 70 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 1 cup cheese cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 slices bacon, drippings reserved, plus 6 to 8 slices for the filling, all cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds, (optional)
  • 3 cups onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350°.


Combine cracker crumbs, 3-4 slices crumbed bacon, butter and poppy seeds and press into 8-inch pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside. In a large sauté pan, sauté onion slices in reserved bacon drippings until tender. In a small thick bottom saucepan scald milk. (Note: Scalding means bringing the milk nearly to a boil, being sure to stir so the proteins of the milk don'€™t stick to the bottom of the pan.) In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs and add salt and pepper to taste. Temper the eggs by slowly adding the scalded milk to the egg mixture while whisking. (Note: Tempering is a term used for gradually bringing the temperature of the two mixtures together.)


To assemble pie, place cooked onions on top of baked crust. Now add crumbled bacon (6-8 slices) and grated cheese. Pour egg mixture on top and bake 45 minutes or until the egg mixture is firm. Allow the pie to set 10 minutes after baking. This will make the pie easy to slice.


Notes From the Kitchen: We found the crust to be crumbly and increased the butter by 1 tablespoon to prevent. Held up well in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. A big hit in the test kitchen. You will love this dish!

Bacon Onion Pie


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The PDN Web 10/22/2014
Thanks for your

Thanks for your comment, Brenda! The recipe actually calls for 3-4 slices for the crust and 6-8 for the pie. Bring on the bacon! Happy cooking.

Brenda 10/21/2014
In the ingredien

In the ingredient list, this recipe calls for 3 - 4 slices of bacon. In the directions, it says to "add crumbled bacon (6 - 8 slices)". Although I believe that life is better with more bacon, which is correct?

I haven't prepared this yet, but I have no doubt that it will be good. You can't go wrong with onions, bacon and cheese.

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