MINI QUICHE

Quiche are always a favourite appetizer at any party, so I made these cute little quiches this weekend as Christmas appetizers for our family gathering. These really took no effort at all. I took pre-made pie dough and cut circles, using a cookie cutter, fit them into mini muffin pans and poured in a simple egg mixture. After you bake it for 12-15 minutes, they will come out as perfect little party treats that everyone will love!

Makes 36 mini quiche

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Baking time: 12-15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Robin Hood Flaky Pie Crust mix (makes 4 pie crusts)
  • 12 tbsp cold water
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cream or whole milk
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup gruyere cheese, grated

1. Pour the pie crust mix into a large mixing bowl, slowly add in the water and using a fork bring the dough altogether. Knead the dough in the bowl for a minute, then using a pastry cutter, cut the dough in half and cover both halves in plastic wrap. Place the two discs in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

2. Roll out the dough, and using a round cookie cutter, cut the pie dough into circles and place each one into the mini muffin pans. Take a fork and prick the bottom of each quiche a few times, this will ensure even baking. Once you're finished doing this, preheat the oven to 350 F.

3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream or milk, salt, pepper, green onion, and parsley. Pour the egg mixture slowly into each prepared dough in the muffin pans. Top each quiche with a little bit of shredded gruyere cheese, then place them into the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes or until firm to the touch. You will notice that the egg will puff up like a souffle but don't panic, once they're out of the oven the egg will shrink back into the right size. Serve the quiche warm or at room temperature.

Cook's tip: You can add or substitute whatever you want in these. I suggest adding red bell pepper, bacon or even a different type of cheese.


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