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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 3 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese (1 ounce)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk
- 1/4 cup finely shredded Gouda or Havarti cheese
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon, crushed
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
- 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Roasted red pepper, finely chopped
- Snipped fresh chives
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For pastry, in a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the flour and Asiago cheese until a soft dough forms. Press 1 rounded teaspoon of the pastry evenly into the bottom and up the side of each of 48 ungreased 1-3/4-inch muffin cups.
2. For filling, in a medium bowl, stir together eggs; half-and-half, light cream, or milk; Gouda or Havarti cheese; pine nuts; tarragon; the 1 tablespoon chives; and the black pepper.
3. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool slightly in muffin cups. Carefully remove from muffin cups; place on a wire rack or serving platter. Top with chopped roasted red pepper and additional snipped chives. Serve warm. Makes 48 mini quiches.
- Prepare, bake, and cool quiches. Place in freezer container, seal and label. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Arrange quiches on baking sheet. Heat in a 325 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until warm.
- Servings Per Recipe 48,
- cal. (kcal) 77,
- Fat, total (g) 6,
- chol. (mg) 25,
- sat. fat (g) 4,
- carb. (g) 4,
- Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
- pro. (g) 1,
- vit. A (IU) 194,
- sodium (mg) 53,
- calcium (mg) 20,
- iron (mg) 0,
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet