Have you noticed a lot of healthier recipes around here lately? My husband and I have been on a healthy kick. Have you noticed that most of the savory dishes have been vegetarian? Simply put, I haven’t been in the mood for meat. Are you ready for a game changer today? This breakfast tart is definitely not healthy AND it contains yummy bacon. What’s up with that? I have a special guy in mind that will absolutely adore this tart, and that’s my awesome dad. He’s the best dad in the world and he deserves the best breakfast in honor of him. 🙂
This is a savory tart has a flaky crust filled with eggs, bacon, cheese, and herbs. For those that look at this and think “quiche” you’re not far off. It’s basically a quiche prepared in a tart pan.
Breakfast Tart Recipe
(About 8 servings)
- 1 layer of pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
- 1 egg white
- 4 slices of thick-cut bacon
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 2 cups muenster cheese, shredded (equivalent to about 8 ounces)
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease a 10 inch round tart pan and set it aside.
- Unroll the pie crust and place it in the greased tart pan. Gently press the crust into the bottom and sides of the pan. Trim off any excess crust from the top of the pan.
- Using a fork, prick the bottom of the pie crust in several places.
- Lightly beat the 1 egg white.
- Using a pastry brush, coat the crust with the beaten egg white.
- Bake the pie crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Once the crust is done, let it cool before filling it.
- In a medium skillet, cook the bacon.
- Pat the cooked bacon with paper towels.
- Roughly chop the bacon and set it aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat the remaining 6 eggs.
- Add in the mascarpone cheese, shredded muenster cheese, sliced green onions, chopped bacon, and pepper. Stir all of the ingredients together until it’s well combined.
- Poor the egg mixture into the cooled pie crust and bake it for about 23 minutes or until the egg mixture has set and the is golden brown.
- Allow the tart to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
Adapted from: Giada DeLaurentiis
I started this party with my go-to homemade pie crust. I’ve got a handy dandy step by step tutorial along with that recipe post if you’re afraid to make it yourself and don’t realize how easy it actually is.
Since we are pre-baking the pie crust, I’ve poked some holes into the bottom of the crust because it will help prevent the crust from puffing up. (It’s okay if it puffs up a bit because it will settle back down once it has cooled, but you don’t want it to be one massive bubble.) Coating the crust with an egg white will help prevent the filling from seeping into the crust when it cooks later on.
The crust will shrink a little after you’ve pre-cooked it but the amount of filling should fit just right.
I love showing the before and after photos. 🙂
Guys, I’m super crazy about this tart! It is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. I can’t take all the credit… It’s hard to go wrong with the combo of ingredients here.
This crust is flaky and delicious. I could eat it by itself (and have). My husband likes to take the little shreds of extra raw dough, roll them together into a small circle, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on it and then make a tiny cinnamon roll like thing in the toaster. He shares with me and I have to say it’s a very worthy use of leftover dough that would otherwise have just been thrown away.
The filling is made up of the quintessential breakfast foods, eggs, bacon, and cheese. (Hence the title of the recipe.) The combination of mascarpone cheese, meunster cheese, and eggs is magical. Once it’s cooked the filling turns into a wonderful custard-like consistency. Every bite is loaded with salty bits of bacon. Mmm, bacon. The green onions have a very mild onion flavor so they are the ideal herb to use as an accent flavor in this tart.
It’s redonkulously beautiful, if I do say so myself. (Yes, that’s a technical term.) Not only is this the best deal going on in flavor town, but it’s super easy to make. I sure do love me a simple meal, but breakfast recipes have to be extra easy for me since I’m not really a morning person. 😉
All this bacon, eggs, and cheese that I’ve got going on here seems like the perfect manly breakfast to whip up for any dad this Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day! Love you, papa!
Here are some other great breakfast ideas to serve to dad.