Famous New Zealand Bacon & Egg Pie

"This is my mum's, so the BEST pie ever! It is fantastic served with ketchup and in my opinion is probably better cold. Great for picnics."
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Ready In:


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 6 -8 slices cooked bacon (fried or grilled)
  • 8 eggs (reserve one yolk for brushing pastry)
  • 4 teaspoons milk or 4 teaspoons double cream
  • 1 onion (not too big)
  • parsley


  • leave the pastry out for 20 minutes at least to stop it from tearing when using.
  • Cut the rinds of the bacon and chop bacon.
  • Whisk eggs putting one yolk to the side.
  • Whisk in the milk or cream.
  • Chop onion.
  • Lay one sheet of pastry in a casserole dish and make sure it comes just over the sides of the dish.
  • Prick the base with a fork.
  • Sprinkle the onion all over the base.
  • Chop the parsley (one whole packet).
  • Mix the parsley and bacon in with the egg mixture.
  • Pour into the dish.
  • Cover with other sheet of pastry and crimp together and cut of any excess pastry.
  • Decorate the top if you want.
  • Cook for 25 minutes and check its not burning.
  • If so, place some tin foil over and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes until cooked.

Questions & Replies

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  1. philski58
    In the early 1970s I was in the US Navy and posted in Japan. My frends wife, a Kiwi, would bake these for all the guys in my division (12) when we were going out to sea. We ate them cold. Some of my warmest memories of my time in the service.
  2. colleenryan9
    Your recipe calls for puff pastry, I am kiwi born, our bacon and egg pies as a child was always made with flakey pastry, that was what the baker always used in our home town, and also my mother would only use , homemade flakey pastry, beautiful, sorry it doesn’t taste the same with brought puff pastry, only flakey, it’s tradition, a real kiwi tradition, so you kiwi bakers please use flakey??
  3. leeannemhathaway
    What size dish do I use ??
  4. Jane T.
    How big a dish should I use
  5. Dave I.
    FAMOUS NEW ZEALAND BACON & EGG - what bake temperature???? It is not on your web page of those recipe


  1. Terra E.
    As there is no oven temperature included in the recipe (despite this fact being an EXTRAORDINARILY important piece of info) I have used the EDMOND'S COOKERY BOOK (NZ classic cookbook) oven temp for bacon & egg pie, being 200C and made my own flaky pastry crust (also from Edmond's). It seemed to suit. I also substituted the dairy for the fat that I'd used to then sauteed the onion, & then bacon lightly. I worked out lovely.
  2. greg-h
    Nowhere in the directions does it mention what to do with the yolk you set aside??? Do you just discard it or should I presume that it is used to baste the pastry. People posting recipes seem to just assume that readers can read their mind - clearly I am not a chef or regular cook so it would be appreciated if posters didn't assume everybody just knows what to do!!! Please amend your instructions so they are COMPLETE.
  3. Roy A.
    If you're wondering about oven temperature, this should help: Tip A: Check the wrapper for the Puff Pastry for guidelines (unless you're keen enough to make it yourself!). Tip B: Estimate! Temperature needs to be based on how deep you've made the pie. For a 5cm (2in) pie I cook it at 200 C (400 F). Any thicker than that and I'd be turning it down to 170-180 C (340-355 F). Highly recommend this recipe!
  4. Alan M.
    It is authentic; and reminded me of my youth in NZ; but it is a bit boring. Now I know why we used to smother it in tomato sauce (ketchup) It needs even basic seasonings. There is not even salt or pepper listed in the ingredients. I agree with other comments that the oven temp should be 200C not 180C. And, I too like it cold.
  5. baldkea ..
    Great recipe. Please amend to include glazing and temperature in °C + F :)


  1. Lord V.
    Throw in MORE onions. MORE bacon. MORE eggs both whisked and whole. Add garlic. Serve with Watties tomato sauce.
  2. Olly B.
    Throw in some Branston pickle. Beautiful.


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