Welcome to my Christmas Morning Pie Recipe, the ultimate breakfast pie that will kick start your Christmas day with warmth and coziness. If you are like me, Christmas morning is a special time for family and food, a moment of joy where we come together to indulge in delicious treats that make this holiday even more special.
This recipe is everything you need to make your family’s celebration perfect because it has all the flavors of a classic breakfast dish in one delightful bite. Imagine biting into this savory pie that bursts with the flavor of sausage, eggs, onions, peppers, and two types of cheese-cheddar and swiss. Trust me; it’s heavenly!
The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to make and requires few ingredients that are readily available in most pantries. So, if you’re looking for a lazy Christmas morning breakfast pie or want to make something ahead before the big day, then this recipe would be an excellent choice for you.
With only a few steps needed to prepare it, you’ll have plenty of time to spend with your loved ones while enjoying a warm cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea on this chilly winter morning. So let’s dive in and discover why you’ll love this recipe!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you’re like me, you know that Christmas morning calls for a special breakfast that’s worth getting up early for. Look no further than my Christmas Morning Pie recipe – this hearty and flavorful pie is the perfect addition to your holiday breakfast spread.
First of all, the combination of savory ingredients in this pie is truly unbeatable. The bulk pork sausage (I recommend Jimmy Dean sage sausage) provides a rich and meaty flavor that’s balanced perfectly by the green pepper and onion. And let’s not forget about the two types of cheese – cheddar and Swiss – which add a creamy and delicious touch to every bite.
Secondly, this pie can act as a one-stop-shop for your Christmas morning breakfast needs. It’s essentially a breakfast casserole in pie form, which means you get all the flavors of a meaty casserole with the added convenience of being handheld (and who doesn’t love that?). Plus, it’s so filling that one slice will leave you completely satisfied until your next meal.
Lastly, this recipe is incredibly easy to make ahead of time – which means less stress for you on Christmas morning! Just assemble the pie (which takes only about 20 minutes), cover it tightly with foil, and store it in the refrigerator overnight. All you have to do in the morning is preheat your oven and pop it in – easy as pie!
Overall, my Christmas Morning Pie recipe is the perfect lazy Christmas breakfast option that tastes anything but lazy. Don’t take my word for it though – give it a try yourself!
Gather your Christmas morning ingredients!
To make this Christmas Morning Pie, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 deep-dish pie shell (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 lb. roll of pork sausage (Sage used Jimmy Dean’s pork sausage)
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups milk
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped green pepper
- ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Make sure you have all the ingredients measured and ready to go before beginning the recipe. Also, keep in mind that you can always substitute a different type of sausage or cheese based on your personal preference.
The Recipe How-To
Now, it’s time to make the Christmas Morning Pie recipe. This recipe is straightforward, and you don’t need to be a professional baker to make it. Follow these instructions carefully, and you’ll have an exceptional dish for your Christmas morning breakfast.
- 1 (9 inches) unbaked pastry shell
- 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage (sage used)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Step One: Prepare the Ingredients
Before you begin making your pie, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Meanwhile, roll out the unbaked pie shell and fit it into a deep-dish pie plate.
Next, place the sausage into a skillet over medium heat on your stove top. Cook until browned evenly, stirring frequently. Drain well.
Then, in a mixing bowl, combine the cooked sausage with onion, green pepper, shredded Swiss cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese, making sure to mix evenly.
Step Two: Prepare the Eggs-Milk Mixture
In another mixing bowl or large measuring cup with pour spout, beat eggs with milk until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper.
Step Three: Assemble the Pie
Now that everything is ready, start assembling your pie. First, place half of the sausage mixture into your prepared pastry shell evenly. Then, repeat with the remaining sausage mixture.
After that, pour egg-milk mixture over the entire pie mixture.
Step Four: Bake Your Pie
Finally, bake your Christmas Morning Pie in its prepared dish for approximately 50 minutes or until golden-brown and set in the center.
Give it some time to cool down and set properly before serving it up for yourself or loved ones on this special day.
With these simple steps, you can enjoy a great meal to start off your holiday celebrations!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re feeling adventurous or want to switch things up a bit, there are plenty of substitutions and variations to this Christmas Morning Pie Recipe. Here are some ideas:
1. Meatless option: For a vegetarian version, simply omit the pork sausage and add in some veggies like chopped broccoli, mushrooms, and spinach.
2. Cheese swaps: If you’re not a fan of cheddar or Swiss cheese, try using another kind such as pepper jack, feta, or Gouda.
3. Veggie mix-ins: Depending on your personal taste preferences, try adding in diced red bell peppers or green onions to add an extra pop of flavor and color to the dish.
4. Make it spicy: If you enjoy spicy food, consider using hot sausage or even adding a touch of cayenne pepper to the egg mixture.
5. Gluten-free option: To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute the pastry shell for a gluten-free pie crust from your favorite brand.
These are just some of the many variations and substitutions you could experiment with when making this dish depending on your dietary preferences or what ingredients you might have on hand. Don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen as you may discover a new twist on this classic dish that might become your new go-to recipe for any morning breakfast or brunch occasion!
Serving and Pairing
The Christmas Morning Pie is a delectable treat perfect to serve as a centerpiece during Christmas breakfast. This hearty breakfast pie can be paired with different beverages, fruits, and sides for a complete morning meal.
To serve, cut the pie into equal portions and arrange on serving plates. Pairing it with coffee or hot cocoa will balance the savory flavor of the pie. Adding some sliced oranges or grapefruits not only provides more vitamins but also adds a tangy taste to the dish.
For a heavier breakfast spread, you can pair the Christmas Morning Pie with some breakfast casserole recipes or a wife saver casserole. The texture of the pies goes well with light and fresh salads such as spinach or coleslaw.
If you are looking for a different type of pairing, you can add fried bacon on top or on the side of each serving. The crispy texture adds contrast to the fluffy texture of the eggs.
For those who have a sweet tooth, you may want to try adding some syrup or honey drizzle on top of each portion. This creates a wonderful balance between sweet and savory in every bite.
Overall, this morning pie is versatile enough to complement most breakfast dishes and drinks perfectly. Serve it warm for best results and enjoy it with your loved ones for a memorable Christmas day brunch!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Christmas is such a busy time of year, but with this Christmas Morning Pie recipe, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast without sacrificing precious holiday moments. This recipe can easily be made the night before and stored in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be eaten.
To make ahead, follow the instructions and prepare your pastry shell and sausage mixture. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, milk, onion, peppers, and cheese. Place half of the sausage mixture into the pastry shell and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Then pour the egg mixture on top of the sausage mixture and cheese. Top with remaining sausage and cheese. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set in the center. Rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing into wedges for serving.
If you have leftovers or want to save some for later, it’s easy to store this pie in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. When it comes time to reheat, simply place a slice on a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.
This make-ahead option makes it an ideal choice to include in your favorite breakfast casserole recipe or as part of your Christmas brunch recipes. It’s easy to reheat too – just like a meat pie! Pair it with coffee cake or quiche as part of a lazy Christmas morning breakfast or even as a wife saver dish.
And with only 370 calories per slice (which includes sage pork sausage and shredded cheddar cheese), you can enjoy Christmas Day happily without worrying about your calorie count.
Enjoy your easy Christmas Morning Pie recipe!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you’ve got the recipe for this delightful breakfast pie, it’s time to start planning your cooking technique. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you prepare your Christmas Morning Pie.
First and foremost, be mindful of the fat content in the pork sausage. Use good quality bulk pork sausage with a low-fat content if possible. Remember to drain excess grease from the cooked sausage mixture before combining it with the other ingredients. This will not only help keep your pie from becoming too greasy, but it will also make it healthier for consumption.
It is important to let the pie sit for at least 10 minutes after removal from the oven before cutting into it. This will give the filling a chance to set and avoid running out all over once sliced. If you cannot resist cutting into it sooner, do not worry; it will still taste just as good, albeit with a slightly runny filling.
If desired, add veggies such as chopped red bell pepper or green onions to create personal flair while making this dish even more hearty and flavorful. You can also substitute different types of cheese such as Monterey jack or provolone for Swiss or cheddar cheese.
For those with gluten intolerance or on a low-carb diet, use gluten-free pie shells or crusts made from cauliflower instead of traditional pastry ones.
Take some notes while preparing Christmas Morning Pie for future reference; that way, you’ll know exactly how to tailor the recipe according to your family’s tastes and preferences!
Lastly, enjoy this delicious breakfast pie with loved ones on Christmas morning or any time of the year. It makes an easy yet satisfying meal that reminds us why breakfast is our favorite part of the day!
In conclusion, the Christmas Morning Pie Recipe is a must-try dish for anyone who wants to make this upcoming Christmas morning special. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also delicious and packed with flavors that will leave your taste buds tantalized. With its rich blend of ingredients like sausage, eggs, milk, cheddar cheese, and swiss cheese, this breakfast pie recipe brings together everything you need to start off a great day.
Moreover, the versatility of this recipe makes it an excellent choice for Christmas brunch recipes as well. You can serve it as a meat pie, coffee cake, quiche or even try remixing it with other dishes in unique ways. This morning pie recipe is guaranteed to impress your family and friends.
This recipe also allows ample room for creativity and personalization. The ingredient list comprises easily available items found at any local store. Moreover, you can substitute some of the options given in the ingredient list for your favorites or dietary requirements.
Finally, the Christmas morning pie recipe ticks all boxes when it comes to time management. Not only can it be made ahead of time, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge or reheated easily for another meal.
In short, the Christmas morning pie recipe delivers both in taste and convenience. It’s an easy Christmas breakfast idea that everyone will love on this special day. So go ahead and make this deep-dish pie recipe to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Merry Christmas!
- 1 lb bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
- 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 unbaked pastry shells (9 inches)
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
- In a large bowl, combine sausage and cheeses.
- Place half of mixture in each pastry shell.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, onion and peppers.
- Pour half over sausage in each shell.
- Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
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