Menu
Big bacon & egg pie

Big bacon & egg pie

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(1 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Cuts into 15 squares
Not sure what to make your buffet centrepiece? This robust shortcrust bake with sweet peppers and breakfast favourites should do the trick

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per square

  • kcalories510
  • fat33g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.9g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1¼kg shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour, for dusting

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 1 egg, beaten

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tbsp sesame seed

For the filling

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 12 rashers thick-cut smoked back bacon, diced
  • 4 onion, diced

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • ¼ tsp ground mace (see 'Try', below)
  • 2 x 290g jars whole roasted peppers in brine (we used Gaea)

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • large bunch parsley, finely chopped

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 10 large egg - fresh as you can get

Compare prices

Want to see what this recipe costs at different supermarkets? Compare in one place here:

Method

  1. To make the filling, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the bacon, turn the heat to low and gently cook to melt out some of the fat, then turn up the heat to brown a little. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside. Add the onions and mace to the pan, and gently cook until softened. Set aside to cool.

  2. Line the base of a 20 x 30cm tin with baking parchment, then add 3 long, thick strips to run across the tin, with overhang to help you lift out the pie. Roll out 750g of the pastry on a lightly floured surface until it’s big enough to line the base and sides of the tin.

  3. Put a baking sheet in the oven and heat to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spread the onions onto the base of the pie. Open out each pepper like a book, scrape out any seeds, then layer over the onions to cover. Scatter over the bacon, followed by the parsley. Evenly crack over the eggs, and season all over.

  4. Roll out the remaining pastry to cover, pinch and trim the edges to seal, and brush with beaten egg. Scatter with sesame seeds. Sit on top of the baking sheet and bake for 30-40 mins until golden and crisp. Cool at room temperature, then store in the fridge for up to a day. Bring just back to room temp before serving in squares.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (1)

danijeff's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

A lot of eggs and time needed but all the family loved it so would do it again.

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.