It's every bit as decadent as it sounds.
My signature gruyere, cheddar, and a hint of blue cheese macaroni, filled a buttery, crumbly, parmesan pie crust, and topped with an Applewood smoked bacon lattice.... It is nothing short of amazing.
I'm quite certain that this pie will shave a few days off the life of anyone who has a nibble... but party on hedonists!
It'll knock your socks off!
To make the crust...
1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter, preferably unsalted, room temperature
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
Sift flour with garlic powder. Stir in oregano and cheese. Add butter and cut into flour mixture with pastry cutter or forks until it makes fine pieces. Gradually add 4 tablespoons water into mixture and stir until dough holds together, adding the extra tablespoon of water if needed. Roll out two-thirds of the dough on a lightly floured surface to an 11-inch circle. Place in the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Roll out the remaining dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch rounds. Set aside.
For the Macaroni..
One bag of elbow macaroni
Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated
1 Cup Aged White Cheddar, grated
½ Cup Gruyere Cheese or a smoked hard cheese of your choice grated
1/4 Cup Blue Cheese... if you dare
1 Stick of Salted Butter
1/2 Cup of milk
3-4 tbs. of flour
Course Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
A pinch of fresh garlic, minced
6 Pieces Applewood Smoked Bacon
Cook macaroni in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain and rinse; set aside.
Heat oven to 350°.
In a medium sauce pan, heat milk, flour. Salt and Pepper the mixture. Add a touch of garlic.
It should be slightly thick.. be careful not to let the milk burn.. just simmer.
In a large kettle combine pasta, and all cheeses. Stir until cheese is melted. Salt and pepper a bit.
Pour milk flour mixture evenly over the pasta.
Now spread mixture into your pie crust.
Create a bacon lattice with thick cut bacon
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is browned and bacon is crusty.
Serve and enjoy!!!
**Note: This recipe adapted from the lovely ladies over at Desserts for Breakfast