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.
Chocolate Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
German Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Delicious!! My husband and I would totally eat this for dinner with a small toss salad.
Love that idea! I’d do the same. 🙂
That looks delicious! I love a good quiche, this sounds similar and equally tasty! 🙂
Absolutely! Have a lovely weekend! 🙂
That is a beautiful tart! Believe it or not, I don’t own a tart pan? Whats with that? This might be the ticket for me to go buy one!
I’m super interested in trying the crust – I make terrible crust – yours looks delish!
My mom recently bought me 2 tart pans and I couldn’t wait to use them. 🙂
I’ve made this crust too many times to count. I will admit that it gets easier and goes faster with experience (as with any recipe) but it’s never failed me. Even on try #1, it came out perfect. If you have any questions, let me know and I’m happy to walk you through it. 🙂
No diets on holidays!! Your dad is a lucky guy – this tart looks amazing! I love all that bacon in there, yum!
Hehe…I like the way you think. 🙂
Oh hello if you’re looking for me you’ll find me crying in a dark corner because this was NOT my breakfast today.
HOLY MOLY – this tart looks mighty delicious!!
It’s so nice to see you again Consuelo!! I’ve missed your sweet comments. I hope you’ve been well. I’d make another breakfast tart just for you. 🙂
Ooohh I am such a sucker for breakfast tarts/quiches/stratas/frittatas, etc. Eggs, cheese, and (yummy) bacon, plus easy pie crust? Yes please! I think my dad would love this one, too.
Me too! I could eat them for any meal. 🙂
What an awesome tart! I would love a piece of this for breakfast … or lunch or dinner! haha Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Same page! The weekend was so nice and went by quickly as usual. Have a great week, Ashley!
This tart looks delish Tina! This is great for brunch or dinner too.
Thanks! I agree…I could eat this any time of the day.
Tina, I’m impressed! Your ‘quiche’ really does look beautifully done. I made a quiche myself this week, all excitedly, but neither it nor my photos turned out all that well so it won’t make it to the blog. You’ve persuaded me to give it another go!
Let me also just say … I really don’t think this is unhealthy at all, because … EGGS! Nice one!
Oh, I do hope you try yours again. I’ve done the same with many other recipes and I’ve found that round #2 has almost always been worth it. 🙂
This looks amazing! What a creative combination of cheeses, mascarpone and muenster. I love them both but never would have thought to put them together – yum!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Yum!! This looks absolutely delicious! And such a sweet sentiment for Father’s Day…I bet he loved it! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Oh, gosh. I wanna eat this gorgeous breakfast tart for bfast, lunch AND dinner! Now I just need someone to come make it for me. LOL. 😉
I’ve eaten this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so I can say that speaking from experience it tastes great any time of the day. 😉
hello gorgeous savory tart!!! Weirdly I haven’t been into meat either. Actually not that weird, I totally go through phases but such is life 🙂 p.s. I found you in my spam folder (boo!) but it’s fixed now so shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Thanks for the heads up, love!
Thanks for fixing, chickie. 🙂 I contacted Akismet too to make sure they fix because I had the same issue on many other blogs.
Tina, this tart looks delicious! I love the muenster and mascarpone cheese. I’d love to have this for breakfast or dinner.
Thanks so much! 🙂
#ALLHAILTHEPIG Bacon is truly a magnificent food. Love the versatility of this dish, you really could eat it for any meal and not feel guilty. Oh yeah, could go a slice now.
Hehe…awesome hash-tag! I totally agree that this is super versatile. 🙂