1 cup cheese cracker crumbs (We used Cheese-Its crackers)
¼ cup melted butter, melted
3 to 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, drippings reserved
2 tablespoons poppy seed (optional)
3 cups onion, sliced thinly
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
3 eggs, slightly beaten
½ teaspoon pepper
6 to 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine first 4 ingredients and press into 8-inch pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside. In a large saute pan, saute 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 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 Paula Deen’s Test 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!
Servings: 8 pieces
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
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Anne in Guidance for Christmas Greetings on December 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm
Paula! My grandma loves you and will always love you! She always sends me to the book area to find a book of yours! So for her birthday and her Christmas gift im determined to find her a cook books of yours and I finally found some! She will be turning 77 and still likes to cook from your recipes and as far as me, you are amazing!
I wish you can come meet her.
Brittany Cruz in The Littlest Fans Have the Biggest Hearts on December 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm
Paula do u have any suggestions for soup or cookies in a mason jars that would would be be good for gifts
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