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Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Pie

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Broccoli-Bacon-and-Cheese-PieRecipe by NoblePig.com | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 8 oz shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (shred yourself)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Pie:

  • 3 cups broccoli, small pieces of the crown
  • 3 cups cauliflower, small pieces of the crown
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4.5 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, crispy, chooped
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the crust until fully incorporated and moist. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 2-quart baking dish, forming a rustic looking crust. You won't want any holes in the bottom for the liquid to seep through.
  • Add broccoli and cauliflower to a skillet with half a cup of water. Cover. Steam until veggies are tender but still firm, maybe 5 minutes. Drain and keep covered until ready to use.
  • In another skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute shallots and onions until tender. Stir in flour until fully incorporated. Add cream, milk and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli, cauliflower and bacon. Slowly stir in eggs (you don't want them to cook). Pour mixture into the crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in a 400 degree F oven. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake for another 20 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • *To get the perfect looking mushrooms and broccoli on top, I made a little extra and placed it on the surface after I had poured the rest of the batter in. I also sprinkled with a little bit of extra cheddar cheese.

- Recipe courtesy of noblepig.com.

 

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