Simpler and faster than the total dimension model, my mini quiche makes use of a buttery flaky pie crust and a easy 4-5 ingredient egg filling. You possibly can add quite a lot of flavors and add-ins like ham, bacon, spinach, Swiss cheese, scallions, mushrooms, peppers, and extra. Bake these mini quiches in a mini muffin pan and watch them nearly disappear. I completely love quiche and this tiny model is even higher!
Bear in mind my good quiche recipe? I’ve had so many questions and requests for a mini model! Immediately we’re making mini quiche, a scaled down and less complicated model of its full-size father or mother. Usually underrated, quiche– it doesn’t matter what dimension– is incredible for lunch, dinner, Easter, child showers, bridal showers, potlucks, tea events, and a lot extra.
(Properly, after we ARE capable of collect collectively.)
At the same time as a small household, quiche is our go-to meals after we want fast and fulfilling recipe that’s scrumptious and adaptable to our out there components. As a bonus, youngsters love to assist reducing the pie crust into mini circles. Let’s proceed to get the youngsters within the kitchen!
Why Make Mini Quiches?
- simpler than a full quiche
- no blind-baking the pie crust
- enjoyable to make
- customizable based mostly on components you’ve got
- simple to freeze & reheat
Mini Quiche Video Tutorial
Easy methods to Make Mini Quiche
- Make pie dough: Pie dough wants to relax for two hours earlier than its useable, so I all the time advocate making it the evening earlier than. Or make it now and retailer it in your freezer for as much as Three months.
- Make the egg filling: I wish to make the egg filling earlier than I begin shaping the crusts. That means it’s prepared and the formed dough isn’t simply sitting there– keep in mind, pie dough loves being chilly. Chill the filling within the fridge as you’re employed on the dough.
- Roll out pie dough & lower into small circles: Like my mini pecan pies, I like to recommend a 2.5 inch cookie cutter. Should you don’t personal a cookie cutter that dimension, use a measuring cup as a substitute. Typically I exploit my 1/Three cup measuring cup. Re-roll the dough scraps till all of the pie dough is used. You’ll have about 24 from every crust (48 whole). Work shortly, because the dough turns into delicate the longer it sits at room temperature.
- Match the dough rounds into your mini muffin pan: Grease a mini muffin pan. Press the dough flat into the underside of the crevice and up the perimeters.
- Fill every with the egg filling: Use a mixing bowl or massive liquid measuring cup to simply pour the filling into every crust. Fill nearly to the highest. (Better part: No pre-baking the crusts required!)
- Prime with desired add-ins: Prime every individually as a substitute of blending the add-ins into the egg filling. The add-ins sink to the underside, so that you’ll have loads of mini quiches with none. Moreover, chunky egg filling is troublesome to pour into the little cups. Sprinkling every together with your add-ins is way simpler, throughout.
- Bake till the crust is browned: These are a lot faster to bake and funky than a full quiche. You’ll undoubtedly admire that!
All of my add-in strategies under!
Mini Quiche Recipe Substances
A fast overview of the components you want:
- Pie Crust – Don’t skimp on taste and texture– make homemade pie crust. My favourite pie crust recipe is simple and you may make it forward of time and freeze. You want flour, salt, butter, shortening, and water. In contrast to my common quiche the place you solely use 1 pie crust (half of the recipe because it yields 2 crusts), you employ each crusts right here. Very handy! You might additionally use my all butter pie crust. Should you can’t make your individual, store-bought pie crust works in a pinch.
- Heavy Cream and Milk – You need to use any milk you’ve got available together with nondairy milk. The thinner (and decrease fats) the milk is, the flimsier the mini quiches style. For one of the best tasting mini quiche, nevertheless, use a mix of milk and heavy cream– or just use half-and-half. Utilizing simply heavy cream produces a very thick filling. Utilizing solely milk is nice, however a mix of heavy cream and milk tastes even higher.
- Eggs – Use Four eggs per 1 cup of milk.
- Salt and Pepper
Can I Skip the Pie Crust?
You can also make crustless mini quiches from this recipe. Spray your mini muffin pan or common dimension muffin pan with nonstick spray– it really works a lot better than butter right here– and pour the filling immediately into the pan. The bake time is slightly shorter. See my recipe be aware under.
Mini Quiche Flavors & Add-Ins
Now it’s time to bake! Observe the mini quiche baking directions within the recipe under and proper earlier than baking, prime together with your add-ins. Bear in mind, it’s finest so as to add your add-ins/flavors on prime of the mini quiches as a substitute of blending them proper into the egg combination.
- Ham, Swiss, & Scallion (pictured): 2/Three cup cooked and cubed ham, 2 Tablespoons chopped scallion, 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese.
- Ham, Spinach, & White Cheddar (in video): 2/Three cup cooked and cubed ham, 2-Three Tablespoons finely chopped recent spinach, 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese.
- Bacon, Spinach, & White Cheddar (pictured): 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (5-6 slices), 1/Four cup sautéed chopped spinach (I sautéed it in slightly leftover bacon grease for two minutes), 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese.
- Veggie & Feta: 1/Four cup chopped recent mushrooms, 1/Four cup chopped recent bell pepper, 1/Four cup diced tomato, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese.
I even have these favourite full-size quiche recipes:
Have enjoyable customizing your individual!
What to Serve with Mini Quiche
It is a good base recipe for mini quiches the place you may add your favourite add-ins and flavors. Bake in my tremendous flaky homemade pie crust. Overview video tutorial above and skim recipe notes under earlier than starting.
- Pie crust: I like to ensure my pie dough is ready earlier than I start mini quiche. Make pie dough the evening earlier than as a result of it wants to relax within the fridge for at the least 2 hours earlier than utilizing.
- Prep the egg filling: In a big bowl with a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment– or just utilizing a whisk and mixing bowl– beat/whisk the eggs, entire milk, heavy cream, salt, and pepper collectively (on excessive pace if utilizing a mixer) till fully mixed, about 1 minute. Cowl and refrigerate egg filling till step 6.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Grease two 24-count mini muffin pans. (Nonstick spray is finest.) Should you solely have 1 mini muffin pan, bake these in batches. Roll out first pie dough, fill, and bake then roll out the 2nd pie dough, fill, and bake.
- Form the mini crusts: Working with 1 chilled pie dough at a time, place the dough onto a floured work floor. Roll into a big 12-inch circle. Use your heat arms to mould any cracking edges again collectively as you see me doing within the video tutorial above. From the circle, lower rounds utilizing a 2.5 inch cookie cutter. (Typically I exploit my 1/Three cup measuring cup, which is 2.5 inches in diameter.) You’ll need to re-roll the dough scraps just a few occasions. Work shortly, because the dough turns into way more delicate the longer it’s at room temperature. You’ll get about 24 rounds per pie crust. Repeat with 2nd chilled pie dough for a complete of about 48.
- Place the dough rounds into greased 24-count mini muffin pan(s). Press the dough flat into the underside of the crevice and up the perimeters.
- Evenly pour chilly egg filling into every unbaked crust. Prime evenly with add-ins, then sprinkle every with cheese.
- Bake mini quiches till the middle is nearly set and edges are calmly browned, about 25-28 minutes. Enable to chill for five minutes earlier than eradicating from the pan. If greased effectively, the mini quiches pop proper out utilizing a spoon to scoop them up. Serve heat or at room temperature
- Mini quiches make nice leftovers! Cowl tightly and retailer within the fridge for as much as Four days.
- Make Forward & Freezing Directions: The pie dough will be ready forward of time and saved within the fridge for as much as 5 days or within the freezer for as much as Three months. To freeze, cool baked mini quiches fully, then layer between sheets of parchment paper in a big freezer-friendly container. Freeze for as much as Three months. Thaw within the fridge or on the counter, then bake at 300°F (149°C) for 15 minutes or till warmed.
- Mini Muffin Pan (affiliate hyperlink): I like these Wilton Mini Muffin Pans and the Gold Contact line from Williams Sonoma.
- If utilizing a 12-count normal muffin pan: Minimize the pie dough into Three or 3.5 inch circles. Different meeting directions are the identical. Bake for about 27-30 minutes till the facilities are set and edges are calmly browned. Yields about 24.
- Pie Crust & Crustless Possibility: Each linked pie crust recipes make 2 crusts. You want 2 crusts for this recipe. You need to use store-bought pie crust if desired. Make sure that it’s thawed. For crustless quiches, spray your mini muffin pan or common dimension muffin pan with nonstick spray and pour the filling immediately into the greased pan. Prime with add-ins, then cheese. Bake mini quiches for 16-19 minutes and common dimension (in a 12-count pan) for 20-23 minutes.
- Complete Milk & Heavy Cream: Use this mixture for finest style. If desired, use 1 cup of half-and-half as a substitute. In a pinch, utilizing all milk (entire milk, decrease fats milk, or unflavored nondairy milk) works simply high-quality.
- Add-Ins: You want about 3/Four cup add-ins together with greens and meat/seafood. Most quiche add-ins needs to be pre-cooked and might nonetheless be heat when including on prime of every quiche. See weblog publish for my favourite add-ins. No have to pre-cook or sauté add-ins like mushrooms or bell peppers until you wish to.
- Cheese: Some favorites embrace feta cheese, goat cheese, white cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and gruyere.
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