Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pie


by: Curry and Comfort

I saw this recipe in the Oprah Magazine Cookbook and thought I must try it. It only has a few ingredients and comes together quite easily. You do have to have some patience when it comes to caramelizing the onions. So if you can do that, then it's a nice recipe for a light dinner or brunch.


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serves: 6-8

1 frozen pie crust

1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg yolk

Fresh ground pepper - to taste

1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/3 tsp of dried thyme or 1 tsp fresh thyme

2 medium Add onions sliced

4-5 slices of bacon

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pie

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 310

  • Total Fat: 22.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 8.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.5 mg
  • Sodium: 596.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  •     Sugars: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g

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1.  You will need about 4-5 slices of bacon, cut and pan-fried until they were crispy, after transfer to a paper towel to drain and crumble when cooled down. Set aside 1-2 tbsp of bacon drippings to use later, discard the rest of the drippings.

2.  Add 2 medium onions sliced to frying pan with 1-2 tbsp of bacon drippings on medium-high heat. Once the onions start to brown (after 7-8 minutes), add a bit of salt and 1 tsp of dried thyme or 1 tbsp of fresh thyme, lower the heat to medium-low. Allow to cook for 20 more minutes until the onions caramelize.

3.  While the onions caramelize, you can make the ricotta filling by combining the following ingredients whole milk ricotta cheese, salt, Parmigiano-Reggiano (set aside 1 tbsp from 1/4 cup to sprinkle later), dried thyme or fresh thyme and ground pepper to taste, combine all together and set aside.

4.  Spread the ricotta mixture evenly on the bottom of the pie crust, then spread the caramelized onions evenly on top of the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of Parmigiano cheese. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. I suggest you allow it to cook for 20 minutes before serving.

Cooks' note:
I served it with a green salad to make it a full dinner, you can always entertain with this at a brunch buffet. Enjoy.

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