Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mini Quiches

I made mini quiches for this baby shower. Although these take more time than I would spend on any given morning, they are delicious for a special occasion. I used red onion, red bell pepper, black forest ham and a blend of shredded mozzarella and parmisan cheese.

Mini Quiches
adapted from
1 recipe Pastry Dough
1/2 cup shredded Italian-blend cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped red sweet pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped ham
3 tablespoons diced red onion
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape chilled Pastry Dough into twenty 1-1/2-inch balls. Place each ball into a 2-1/2-inch muffin cup. Press dough into bottoms and up sides of muffin cups. Set aside.

For filling, in a medium bowl combine cheese, sweet pepper, the 1/4 cup pancetta, the green onion, flour, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Divide mixture evenly among pastry shells.

In the same bowl beat together eggs and half-and-half. Pour egg mixture over filling in each pastry shell.

Bake about 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Let stand in muffin cups for 5 minutes. Using a small sharp knife, gently loosen edges of the shells from the sides of muffin cups; remove from the cups. Cool slightly. Serve warm. 
Pastry Doughingredients
  • 2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 3/4
    cup cold butter
  • 1/4 - 1/3
    cup ice water

    In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.


  1. Cute! I think quiches are best served bite-size. Higher crust to filling ratio.

  2. Love mini quiches. Often we have made the filling the night before and just filled the pastry in the morning.

    1. Great idea- I love make aheads! My family doesn't do well waiting for breakfast!

  3. I can eat a huge pile of these mini quiches! mmmm!

  4. I couldn't stop myself from eating them all, the ingredint list sounds AMAZING! I've never made mini quiches, but will absolutely try this recipe.