Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pie

Yum
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.

                                       
 You will need about 4-5 slices of bacon.  I cut them and pan fried them until they were crispy.   Then transfer them to a paper towel to drain and crumble them when they have cooled down.  Set aside 1-2 Tbs of bacon drippings to use later.  Discard the rest of  the drippings.




  Add 2 medium onions sliced to the frying pan with 1-2 Tbs 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 dry thyme or 1 Tbs of fresh time and lower the heat to medium-low. Allow to cook for 20 more minutes until the onions caramelize.  




While the onions caramelize, you can make the ricotta filling.
You will need:
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 of tsp of dried thyme or 1 tsp fresh thyme
Combine all together and set aside.


In a store bought frozen pie crust (or homemade if you prefer) 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 Tbs 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 cool for 20 minutes before serving.






Serves 6-8 people.  I served it with a green salad to make it a full dinner.  You can always entertain with this at a brunch buffet.   Enjoy.

29 comments:

  1. Mmmm...Bacon and onions! Some of my favorite things!

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  2. Oh, my, yum! The caramelized onions and bacon were good enough, but then you had to add the ricotta filling, which looks absolutely delicious. I'm sold.

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  3. Yumm Bacon and caramelized onions.Great Combo Dear.Luv it.

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  4. This looks delicious! A twist on a quiche! I love making these kinds of 'pies' - thereis always such a nice surprise in the filling!

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  5. Interesting - nothing I've ever had on a pie. Sounds like a substantial, comforty meal thougH!

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  6. Anything with this much bacon is wonderful!

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  7. Wow ... brilliant. This looks really good, I am going to have to try this one.

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  8. Are you serious!?!?! Caramelized onions and bacon? I'm in heaven. This does look easy and oh so good! Thanks for posting this recipe. I'll be with a group of people next week who I know will love this!

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  9. My husband would love this pie!

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  10. Oh Ramona! It is so worth being patient for the carmelized onions! With bacon?! What a fabulous pie!

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  11. Oh My Goodness - I could not think of a better pie, bacon and caramalised onions!? I will definitly have to try this pie soon!

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  12. This sounds great Ramona! I love the addition of ricotta cheese to this instead of something heavier. I bet that helps the main flavors really stand out. Yum!!

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  13. This pie looks awesome, Ramona!! I love all that bacon and the ricotta cheese!

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  14. Such simple ingredients and waht a great pie. And for someone like me who is not much of a sweet tooth person .. this is a hit! :)

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  15. Ramona, I love this!!! How can you go wrong with cheese, caramelized onions and bacon? This would be a nice alternative to a quiche. I'd only be able to make this for company, because I would eat the whole thing!

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  16. The words Bacon and Pie drew me in immediately. Throw in some ricotta cheese and I'm there!!! I can't imagine that there were any leftovers, this looks and sounds amazing Ramona.

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  17. Oh, this would have gone over so much better than the onion anchovy pizza I made last week! Looks delish!

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  18. Bacon and onions, I like it already! This looks delicious!

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  19. Holy crap, that bacon crust looks crazy good. Love it!!

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  20. Honestly, this is too delicious for words! You are amazing - and once again have come up with a winner!

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  21. Hooray for your Top 9 today!!!

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  22. I love onion. I love bacon. What’s not to love. This pie is amazing!

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  23. You have taken my love for bacon to an entirely new level, and I am super happy about that!

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  24. THIS,,,,, I am making to night. xxxx

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  25. It looks fabulous and can't wait to make. I think in the recipe you finished by saying "cook" at least 20 minutes but that should have read "cool" for at least 20 minutes.

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