Old fashioned egg & bacon pie

Appetizing Old fashioned egg & bacon pie Recipe

The spicy relish that is served with this wonderful old-fashioned bacon and egg pie, will keep, covered in the fridge, for 5 days.
Old fashioned egg & bacon pie
Prep Time : 1:00 | Cook Time : 0:50 | Total Time : 1:50 | Serving : 6 person.


  • 4 rindless bacon rashers, chopped

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 10 free-range eggs, plus 1 extra egg, beaten

  • 100ml milk

  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Spicy tomato & anchovy relish to serve

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 long red chilli (seeds removed if you prefer less heat)

  • 400g canned tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce

  • 1/4 cup small basil leaves

  • 3 anchovy fillets, chopped


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190C. Grease a 22cm pie dish. Line the pie dish with 1 sheet of pastry.

  • Step 2

    Fry bacon in a dry frypan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until lightly cooked. Drain on paper towel, then cool.

  • Step 3

    Whisk 6 eggs together with the milk, parsley, nutmeg and some salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Spread half the bacon in the pie dish, then pour in the egg mixture. One by one, crack the remaining 4 eggs into a cup and gently slip into the mixture without breaking up. Scatter with the remaining bacon.

  • Step 5

    Brush pastry rim with beaten egg, then top with remaining pastry. Trim to fit, then crimp edges with a fork. Brush the top with beaten egg and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 170C and cook for a further 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

  • Step 6

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the dish for 30 minutes before removing. Cool to room temperature.

  • Step 7

    Meanwhile, for the relish, place olive oil, garlic and chilli in a pan over medium heat and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes until garlic softens slightly.

  • Step 8

    Add remaining ingredients and simmer gently for 5 minutes until reduced and thickened. Season, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.

  • Step 9

    Slice pie and serve with tomato relish.

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