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This afternoon I was trying to figure out just what I was going to cook for dinner. I couldn’t think of anything so I perused my previous wordpress post “Likes” and saw this gorgeous tart, originally posted by Fifteen Spatulas. Please don’t be put off by the fact that my photos are not that fantastic (her photos are much better than mine) but the flavor was stupendous. There is only the hubby and I; a whole pie plate of food is may seem excessive but I am so glad that there are leftovers!

Bacon Cheddar Scallion Breakfast Tart with Grits Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow grits (NOT INSTANT!!!)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 scallions, diced
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and Pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease an 11 inch tart shell or a glass pie plate (I don’t have a tart pan) with butter or oil. In a saucepan, bring the yellow grits and water to a boil, then cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.  Season to taste with salt and pepper (you will need a lot of salt).  Spread the grits evenly out into the pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Take the tart out of the oven and let it cool slightly, and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

Whisk to combine the eggs, bacon, scallions, mascarpone, and cheddar cheese.  Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper, and pour the mixture into the grits tart shell.

Fifteen Spatulas said to bake the tart for 15 minutes until the top is browned. My pie was no where near being done at that time. I covered it with foil and baked it another 15 minutes until the center was set.