I tweaked the original recipe a tad and used a frozen premade pie shell. Cheater, cheater, I know, but sometimes you have to let go of something and this month I refuse to have guilt about my store bought pie shell.
Listen up ladies, did you know that lavender has other appeal? Medical science may convince you to try this pie, and no I’m not going to get on my SuperFood bandwagon. Dr. Allen Hirsch, neurological director of the Smell and Taste Research and Treatment Foundation has studied for years how and why men and women respond to specific scents and tastes. He figures out what scent combinations most arouse men and women. In one of his most publicized studies, he found that men respond most strongly to a mix of two scents, and of of them is lavender. Can anyone name the mystery fragrance? I’ll reveal it in a recipe I post early next week. This dish may get your man to snuggle up to you, but will your onion breath counteract that attraction? Hmmm… You’ll have to let me know.
Onion Pie With Lavender, Bacon, and Cheese (adapted from Andreas Viestad)
· 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell (homemade or store-bought; use deep-dish shell if purchased)
· 3/4 cup whole milk or cream
· 1 ½ cup bacon, diced, cooked and drained
· Pinch of nutmeg
· Salt and pepper to taste
· 1 teaspoons food-grade dried lavender
· 4 to 8 ounces blue cheese, such as gorgonzola, crumbled
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the pie shell for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Let it cool.