Bacon Pie

(4 servings)

  • 5 large eggs - lightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ready-to-bake pie crust (or prepared dough)
  • 3 additional strips bacon for garnish
To serve 4, line individual baking dishes or one 8-inch pie tin with thinly rolled pie crust. Flute the edges.

Fill with this mixture, well blended: 5 lightly beaten eggs, 2 cups milk, 1 teaspoon sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup grated sharp cheese, 4 strips Swift's Premium Bacon fried until crisp and broken in pieces.

Bake for 10 minutes in a 450 degree oven; lower heat to 300 degrees and baked 20 to 30 minutes longer.

Top with America's best-liked bacon - Swift's Premium.

Vintage Recipe: Bacon Pie

About This Dish:

This recipe is from a 1942 magazine advertisement for Swift's Premium Bacon. The introduction reads like this: "How bacon goes into a pie! Here, ladies, is that dream of a new dish you've been looking for... new! different! marvelous tasting! A main dish to serve your most critical friends. Its flavor depends almost entirely on the bacon you use, so be sure to get Swift's Premium. Swift's Premium is the wonderfully mild bacon with the sweet smack taste. No other kind has such special flavor, for it comes from Swift's special way of curing and smoking."

A vintage recipe for a classically simple bacon, egg and cheese breakfast pie from a 1942 magazine ad. Requires a prepared pie crust or ready-to-bake dough.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 3073. Submitted 11/29/2011.