Yield: 1 pie
- 4 strips bacon, cut into small pieces
- 1 small onion, peeled and sliced into half circles
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 4–6 medium potatoes, peeled (I prefer gold potatoes)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 egg yolk, whisked with a splash of water
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), cubed and chilled
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 to 10 tablespoons ice water
- Place the butter, flour, and salt in the food processor, and pulse lightly just until the mixture resembles wet sand.
- Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition of water.
- Keep adding water until the dough just begins to gather into larger clumps.
- Divide the dough in half, and shape each into a disc.
- Cover in aluminum foil or place in a plastic ziptop bag and refrigerate at least half an hour.
- Roll out each half of dough into a 10-12 inch round.
- Drape one of them into a pie plate, return to the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon into crispy bits. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.
- Pour off all the bacon grease except 1 tablespoon, return skillet to heat and add onions.
- Cook for about 5 min or until golden brown.
- Set aside with the bacon.
- Slice the potatoes very thinly, 1/8-1/4 inch slices.
- Take the pie plate with the crust from the refrigerator and layer the potatoes in a circular single layer, slightly overlapping.
- Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with bacon and onions.
- Continue layering until the pie pan is nearly full.
- Microwave the cream until it’s simmering, about 1 1/2 minutes and pour the cream over the potatoes.
- Cover the pie with the dough and crimp the edges closed.
- Brush the top and edges of the crust with egg wash. Make a few slits in the center of the top crust, for the steam to escape.
- Bake the pie for 40-55 min. When the potatoes are fork tender, it is done.