Monday, April 18, 2011

Mini Quiches



I always think about quiche this time of year. Maybe it's the eggs, representing Easter. Maybe it's the bright yellow color representing spring. Either way, I'm not complaining because quiche is awesome!

I made these sweeties for a baby shower. I have a thing about turning food mini and these little quiches are much easier to make then you think. A store bought pie crust helps a lot, just line your mini muffin tins with a cut out piece of pastry, fill and bake! They're the best warm, but also taste great at room temp, making them perfect for say an upcoming Easter Egg hunt, or brunch you have coming up!



Mini Quiches
Adapted from Food.com

Ingredients

2 sheets store-bought pie crust
6 slices bacon, diced
1 onions, finely diced
6 eggs
1 cup cream
1 cup grated cheese, I used sharp cheddar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (I used fresh)
salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Cook the onion and bacon over a low heat until the onion is softened.

2. Allow to cool a little.

3. Mix together with the eggs, cream, cheese, parsley and salt and pepper.

4. Unroll pie pastry, dish with flour and roll with rolling pin until it's increased in size by about a third. Using a cookie cutter or glass, cut 12 circles from each pastry sheet.

5. Use these to line a greased mini muffin pan.

6. Place about 2 teaspoons of the egg and bacon mix in each pastry base.

7. Bake in a moderate oven for about 12 minutes per tray (or until puffed, golden and set).

8. repeat with remaining pastry sheets and mix.



My kids made paper crowns for their little bunnies, they're so dang cute!

28 comments:

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh these are adorable :-) love quiche

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh these are adorable :-) love quiche

Megan said...

Those looks like a perfect appetizer for an Easter get-together!

Megan said...

I meant look. Excuse my poor grammar!

Cassie said...

Mini anything is automatically awesome! Yum!

Ann said...

Oooh, Teresa, these mini quiches look great and adorable. Perfect for upcoming brunch season!

Deborah said...

Hee, hee - I love the crowns!! An I love anything with eggs, so these are perfect for me!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Oh how I love mini quiches! They totally remind me of Easter too :-)

Julie said...

These look amazing...I know my son would love them :)

Pam said...

The problem with these little quiches? I would eat WAY TOO many!

Mary said...

I love to serve something like these with wine when we have guests. I'll have to try your version this weekend. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Natalie said...

My friend makes these! We love them!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I think it's better if they're bite-size! great idea!

Kim said...

I think of quiche this time of year too. Seems like perfect Easter food. Love these mini versions!

Reeni said...

I have a thing for minis too! These look delectable! They are perfect for Spring.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Oooh how cute!! I love things that are mini because that means you get to eat more of them. Hee hee!

betty said...

They look really adorable and delicious too!! never made quiche before but I'm looking forward to make it

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Joanne said...

I'm actually completely convinced that things in mini form taste infinitely better than things NOT in mini form. So I am quite in love with these!

MaryMoh said...

Oooh...these look cute and delicious. Would be perfect for parties. I would love to have one :D Hope you have a wonderful day. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Oh yum....I like Quiches, round or squar, large or small...I shall have to try this recipe!!! Are the calories smaller too?!

The Blonde Duck said...

This is perfect! I love quiche and Ben won't eat it!

girlichef said...

Quiche makes me think of Spring and Easter, too. I'd love these for Easter brunch =)

Victor said...

I love these mini-quiches. What a great appetizer.

Val said...

These are perfect for an Easter brunch!! ADORABLE!

Gloria said...

Teresa I l,ove your mini quiches, are soo cute! gloria

Natasha Green ★ said...

What a fantastic little appetizer, thank you for sharing it on here! I wanted to let you know that I have tagged you in an Easter menu tag game, I was invited by the cajunlicious blogger. Please visit my blog to find out more and to participate.
All the best, Natasha from the Rambles and Shambles blog!

Alissa said...

Yay! I knew I could count on you for a mini quiche recipe! I have been trying to find some store bought ones with no luck (blasphemy, I know!) so I thought "Teresa will have a recipe, I know it!" and you do! So, I have a million questions if you'll indulge me:) how many does this recipe make? My mini muffin pan has room for 24...would that make them insanely small? Should I use a regular sized 12 muffin pan? How big are the pastry circles you cut out? How hot is the oven, 350ish? Sorry I'm super annoying lol!

Alissa said...

Lol nevermind on all the insane questions! I seriously have a bad case of pregnancy brain...at least that's my story & I'm stickin' to it;) I re-read the directions and it pretty much explains it perfectly haha! Sorry I spazzed out on ya;) can't wait to make these this weekend!