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Sweet Onion and Bacon Pie

Sweet Onion and Bacon Pie
3 C all-purpose flour
1 C cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 t salt
4 to 6 T ice water

4 slices bacon
5 large sweet onions
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 T  chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 C dry white wine
3 T raw honey (raw wildflower honey or raw buckwheat honey)
2 eggs, beaten
2 T heavy cream


  1. In a food processor add butter flour and salt and pulse until it resembles course crumbs. Slowly add water 1 tablespoon at a time pulsing until dough forms a ball.
  2. Turn dough out on to floured surface and pat into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees about 20 minutes before you're planning to bake the tart.
  1. In a cast iron skillet cook bacon to your likeness (crispy or chewy).
  2. Dry on a paper towel and chop into small pieces.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the pan and reduce the heat to medium.
  4. Peel, halve, and thinly slice the onions, add to pan with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  5. Soften the onions but do not let them brown, stirring frequently.
  6. Turn up the heat to medium high and deglaze the pan with the white sauté until wine is reduced to a glaze.
  7. Reduce the heat add the honey and chopped bacon. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Move onion mixture to a cool bowl and chill until cold then drain off any juices or additional grease.
  9. Add eggs and cream and mix until fully combined.
  10. Roll pastry dough onto a floured surface to 1/4 inch thick, line the 12 inch tart pan or pies plate with dough; chill about 10 minutes.
  11. Bake shell using greased aluminum foil out line top side of shell and fit another pie plate inside to bake shell evenly. Bake 20 minutes, or until lightly browned; in a 375 degree oven.
  12. Remove the foil and pie plate bake another 15 minutes. Remove and cool slightly Reduce temperature to 350 degrees
  13. add filling. Bake until filling is set, about 30 minutes.

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