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Country Brunch Pie Recipe

Country Brunch Pie Recipe

This egg pie makes a great brunch dish with fruit and muffins, or serve it for lunch with tossed greens and French bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:6-8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion


  • 1. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with pastry. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.
  • 2. In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon sausage into crust; sprinkle with cheese. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, mushrooms, peppers and onion; pour over cheese.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 288 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Country Brunch Pie

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"I suggest adding freshly sauteed mushrooms, onions,peppers with one clove of garlic, as opposed to recipe as is. I also deglazed the pan with 1/3 cup marsala wine. This was very tasty and delicious"

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