We made the original recipe of this maple bacon breakfast pie on our honeymoon in Hocking Hills State Park. We rented a cabin for the week and cooked all our own food. It was so fun, and we loved this pie. It has been a recipe we love going back to for the taste and the memories.
Changing It Up
However, once our family started eating more real food, paleo, gluten-free, I didn’t want to use a regular store bought crust, and the gluten-free crusts in the store didn’t seem like great options either. Plus, all the store bought crusts fell apart rather easily.
So, I went on the hunt for an EASY paleo pie crust that would stay together and taste great. The cassava flour crust recipe I found stayed together really well and was delicious, especially when I used the bacon fat to brush the crust instead of an egg wash. I also added pepper instead of the cinnamon in the original recipe since this is a savory dish. I definitely recommend using this crust recipe though. I love cassava flour!
My New Breakfast Pie Recipe
- 2 cups whole milk (or full-fat coconut milk)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded grass-fed cheddar cheese
- 3 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 cups cooked shredded potatoes
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 10 slices thick cut bacon
- Maple syrup for brushing
Crust (original recipe)
- 1 cup Otto’s Natural Cassava Flour
- 2 T arrowroot flour + additional for dusting
- ¼ t black pepper
- ¼+ t Redmond Real Salt
- ½ c grass fed butter, let set at room temp for about 10 minutes, cut into about 1″ pieces
- 1 lg egg, whisked
- ¼ – ½ c room temp water (this will vary)
- 1 lg egg, whisked in separate bowl for egg wash
- 2 sheets of parchment paper
- Start by getting the crust baking. Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Mix together, cassava flour, arrowroot, pepper & salt.
- Add small cubes of butter to the mixer, and blend.
- Add egg to the mixer, and blend.
- Pour water in, and blend. Start slow and add until it is moist but not super sticky.
- Lay down parchment paper. Dust with some arrowroot starch. Place your dough in the center and flatten. Then, dust the dough with arrowroot startch. Place the other piece of parchment paper on top and slowly begin to roll out the dough into a large circle.
- Place the dough circle in the 9″ pie pan and press down.
- Bake crust for 10 minutes.
- While crust is baking, cook the three slices of bacon for the pie.
- Once the crust has cooked for 10 minutes, pull it out and baste it with the bacon grease from the pan. Pull out the bacon from the pan once cooked.
- Bake it for another 10-12 minutes.
- Dice your 3 pieces of bacon into small cubes.
- Peel and shred your potatoes, and cook them in the pan that you cooked your bacon in.
- Add the eggs, milk, bacon, cheese, salt, potatoes and pepper to a bowl.
- Mix the filling ingredients well.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust, and bake for 40 minutes. Place the pie pan on a baking sheet to prevent filling from spilling into the oven.
- Pull the pie out of the oven, and increase the oven temperature to 450 F.
- Then, place the 10 slices of bacon in a lattice onto the top of the pie.
- Brush the top with maple syrup.
- Cover the edges of the pie with aluminum foil.
- Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the bacon is cooked.