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Bacon and Potato Potpie: Pie Day Extravaganza!

16 Mar
  • Food: Bacon and Potato Potpie
  • Ingredients: bacon, potato, pie crust, cream, thyme, puff pastry, salt and pepper, swiss cheese
  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
In honor of pie day this week, Jill and I made pot pies! Jill had the idea, but there was one problem: I don’t like potpie! After a little searching, I came up with a recipe for bacon and potato potpie, and figured there was absolutely no way I could dislike it. I was right! It is impossible to create bad food out of bacon, potatoes, pie crust and cream!

Bacon and Potato Pac Man

The first step in making is to cook the bacon and warm the cream. Put a few sprigs of thyme and 1.5 cups of cream in a small sauce pan. Bring the cream to a low simmer, then reduce the heat and let the thyme steep while you chop up the potatoes.

Now it’s time for the fun part: assembling the pie! Layer the potatoes and cover each layer with cream, crumbled bacon, and salt and pepper. You should get about 4 layers of potatoes. Afterward, top the potatoes with a half cup of grated Swiss cheese.

When food looks this delicious before you cook it, you know you are doing something right.

 

For the top, roll out puff pastry into a circle big enough to cover your pie.

The circumference of your pie crust should be 3.14 times the diameter.

 

Cover the pie, crimp the edges, and brush with egg wash.

You can see the potatoes struggling to bust the pie open.

 

Bake at 375 degrees for at least an hour. If the edges of your crust start to burn (ours did), cover them with tin foil.

Tin foil has magic anti-burning properties.

 

Final step: remove pie from over, slice, and devour!

Doesn't it just speak to you?

 

We also made a chicken and apple pot pie. Maybe someday we will tell you how it went…

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6 Comments

Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Sunday meal

 

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6 responses to “Bacon and Potato Potpie: Pie Day Extravaganza!

  1. thecompletecookbook

    March 17, 2012 at 5:04 am

    What a heavenly pie! Bacon and spuds – great combo! :-) Mandy

     
  2. The Mouse

    March 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Absolutely fainted. Can it get any better? I think not. :)

     
  3. Jeanne Bell

    March 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Sounds delicious but would not cut it on my current diet plan!

     
    • 2girls10potatoes

      March 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

      The chicken and apple one was a lot healthier, just haven’t had time to write about it.

       

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