Bacon, Butternut and Egg Pies

These are perfect for brunch…or lunch, or dinner.

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There is so much flavour packed into these little pies – savoury from the bacon and sweetness from the butternut. Plus, of course, lovely cream cheese on top.

Taking just minutes to put together, these would be great for brunch over the holidays or make them in advance for a speedy snack.

If you are looking for a vegetarian option then just leave out the bacon.

By the way, I won’t be posting tomorrow as I will be busy cooking in preparation for Tuesday so MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Ingredients – makes 6:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 300g/10 oz butternut squash, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 150g/5 oz bacon, diced
  • 3 sheets filo (phyllo) pastry
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 100g/3.5 oz cream cheese, diced into small cubes

Method:

  • Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on the stovetop over a medium heat and then cook the butternut for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the bacon to the pan and cook until browned. The butternut should be softened.
  • Spray a 6-hole large ‘texas’ muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Cut each sheet of filo pastry in half and then push a piece into each hole of the prepared muffing pan to form the pie base. Try to ensure that any little splits get covered, and that the pastry looks relatively tidy.
  • Divide the bacon and butternut mixture between the 6 pastry-lined holes.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk and thyme in a jug, then divide between the pies.
  • Top each pie with a few pieces of the diced cream cheese.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Enjoy!

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