Introduction: Breakfast Pie

My son in law has to be at work at 5 am and normally packs a breakfast and a  lunch because he does not eat breakfast before he goes to work. When I visit them I pack his breakfast and lunch, it is my way of letting him know how much I appreciate him. This recipe is a good recipe to make for a single serving pie. It is a way to use up small portions of left over vegetables. I always make extra servings when I cook, so I can make one or two servings into a different meal for the following day. Follow through and I will show you how to make a very good breakfast pie. 

Step 1: Ingredients

When I make gravy, meat, or saute' or cube vegetables; I make extra to put in a pie shell or a casserole the next day. I will cook everything and remove  a couple of cups of hash-browns and vegetables when they are partially cooked, so I can put them in a one pot dish the next day and finish cooking them.  This saves a lot of time in preparing meals and there is less clean up.

One of the small cardboard pie containers will hold 1 level cup of vegetables. I combine what vegetables I have on hand to make about 1 1/4 cups of filling, (vegetables, cheese, scrambled egg, bacon, gravy).

1 - 2 Baking potato's
Pie dough
Onions (Saute')
Peppers (Saute')
Mushrooms ( Saute')
Tomatoes uncooked
Cheese
Bacon Cooked 
Scramble egg
Gravy
 
I save what few store bought pie containers I have  to make homemade pot pies. 
 

Step 2: Prepare Ingredients

Cut up all the vegetables.
Put 2 Tablespoons of flour in a jar and season to taste and shake well. Allow broth or milk to set out a while to warm up and then add 1 cup to the flour mixture and shake until no lumps are showing.

I normally use canned milk for gravy because we don't use enough milk to buy fresh.

Step 3: Lightly Saute' Onions Mushrooms and Peppers

Saute' all the vegetables reserving a few mushrooms for garnish.
I don't cook the tomatoes because they taste better fresh in this pie.

Step 4: Cook Hashbrowns

Cook hash browns and about mid way through add the cooked onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
Cook the hash-brown mixture until the potatoes are slightly brown and then remove from the heat. 

Step 5: Sauce

Put 2 Tablespoons of butter or oil in a pan and heat it on medium heat and add the liquid flour mixture and stir. Cook it until it just begins to thicken. Then remove it from the heat.

Step 6: Pie Dough

Place pie dough over the cardboard pie container and cut the edge to fit.
Poke a few steam holes.
Bake at 350 Degrees F for 10 minutes.
Sorry I did not get a picture of the cooked pie shell. 
 

Step 7: Fill Pie Shell

Fill the pie shell with hash browns a little over half full
Pour gravy over the potatoes
Add scrambled egg
Fresh tomatoes
Bacon bits
Cheese
Cover the top with the 2nd layer of pie dough and trim off excess.
Poke steam holes.
Bake 350 Degrees F for about 35 minutes or until the crust is brown.


 

Step 8: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

Thank all of you for making this a great place to share! Have a beautiful Spring and do stop in again!
sunshiine

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MARCIANN (author)2013-06-04

The pie looks soooo scrumpcious (spelling?). You should consider building a business with your breakfast pies. I would sure buy them!!

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sunshiine (author)MARCIANN2013-06-18

Sold! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a great day!
sunshiine

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onrust (author)2013-04-26

Now that's a good idea!

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sunshiine (author)onrust2013-06-18

Thanks it was tasty! I have missed seeing you around but then I haven't been around much either.
sunshiine

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streetrod5 (author)2013-03-25

That looks amazing - I'd like two, please, I'll pick them up tomorrow at 8:30am!

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sunshiine (author)streetrod52013-03-25

You are on! thanks for stopping by and commenting and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine

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