Mini Quiche Recipe

These make great finger food. They are great to have for weekend lunches or I make a few batches for parties.

 

Mini Quiche Recipe

Recipe from: exclusivelyfood.com.au

These quiches can be cooked in advance and kept in the refrigerator or freezer to be reheated when required. Reheat them in the oven rather than the microwave so that the pastry stays crisp.

Makes 18 mini quiches.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

3 large eggs (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
90ml (4 1/2 tablespoons) cream (35 to 40 percent fat)
3 teaspoons (18g) grated onion
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed (we use sheets that measure about 25cm by 25cm)
100g (1 cup, firmly packed) grated tasty cheddar cheese
115g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) finely chopped shaved leg ham

Preheat oven to 210 degrees Celsius (190 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

Generously grease a muffin pan (about 1/3 cup capacity holes).

Using a fork or small whisk, beat eggs, cream, grated onion, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a small bowl until well combined.

Using a round cutter with a diameter of 8cm, cut nine circles from each sheet of pastry.

Line each muffin hole with a pastry round.

Divide grated cheese and ham evenly between pastry cases.

Spoon about one tablespoon of egg mixture into each pastry case.

Bake for about 20-22 minutes, or until quiches are golden and puffed. If you intend to reheat the quiches, reduce the baking time by about two minutes. This will prevent the quiches from overbrowning when reheated.

Serve quiches hot or at room temperature.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Variations:

Mini Salmon Quiches
Omit ham from the above recipe and add
115g skinless, boneless canned salmon
1-2 green onions (green shallots), finely chopped

In the above recipe, replace the ham with the salmon and green onion.

 

Mini Ham and Corn Quiches
In the above recipe, reduce ham to 60g and add
60g drained canned corn kernels
1 green onion (green shallot), finely chopped

Follow the above recipe, adding the corn and chopped green onion with the ham.

Mini Mushroom and Feta Quiches
Omit ham from the above recipe and add
75g feta, crumbled
145g mushrooms, finely chopped (we use cup or flat mushrooms with the stalks removed)

Cook mushrooms in a small frying pan in about 2 tablespoons of butter. Then follow the above recipe, replacing the ham with the feta and mushroom.

 

Enjoy!

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