Very unusual, but hearty and satisfying.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place oven rack on highest level. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Set prebaked tart shell on a baking sheet (see Editor's Note).

  • Chop the clams finely, and reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid. Beat the eggs well, and add clam liquid, cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth, and stir in the clams.

  • Fry the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, and then remove from pan and set aside. Leave about half a tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan, and add onion. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. clam mixture. Crumble the bacon into mixture, then pour into mixture into pastry shell.

  • Crumble the bacon into the tart shell; add onion. Carefully pour custard into shell and transfer to preheated oven.

  • Bake on the top rack until center is set, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

Editor's Note:

To blind-bake a tart shell, follow these tips in our advice article.

Nutrition Facts

287.8 calories; 8.7 g protein; 12.7 g carbohydrates; 126.5 mg cholesterol; 438 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
There is clearly a major time error in this recipe - it needs to cook for at least 40 minutes maybe a little longer. It's basically a quiche and that's a fairly constant baking time. The recipe does note that a toothpick should come out clean so if it doesn't keep it in the oven a little longer. That being said I did make 2 ingredient additions to this recipe. I added one diced celery stalk and 1 diced potato because good clam chowder has to have both of those (in my opinion of course)! Without the potato I would not have felt satisfied by this dish but with it this was great! I used turkey bacon due to allergies as well. The man ate 2 large helpings and asked when we were having this again. This was wonderful with a side salad and relatively easy to throw together. This will definitely be in my weeknight meal rotation! I don't normally rate 5 stars when I feel a key ingredient was missing but this was truly a great find - thanks again! Read More