Mediterranean Artichoke Quiches

Serve these mini pies -- filled with artichoke hearts, salty cheeses, and olives -- warm from the oven.

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  • Yields: 24
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins
  • Stand: 5 mins
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Mediterranean Artichoke Quiches
Ingredients
1
egg
1
teaspoon whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
1/4
cup half-and-half, light cream, or evaporated fat-free milk
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ounce)
2
tablespoons chopped red onion
2
tablespoons chopped pitted imported Greek olives
1/2
cup chopped canned artichoke hearts, well drained
1
Orange Pastry Shells (recipe follows)
2
tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Stir together egg; flour; half-and-half, cream, or milk; oregano; rosemary; and pepper in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in artichokes, feta cheese, onion, and olives. Fill Orange Pastry Shells with mixture (about 1 tablespoon each). Sprinkle with finely shredded Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake in a 425 degree F. oven for 5 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake 15 minutes more or until puffed and lightly golden. Cool in pans for 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks. Cool. Serve warm or cool. Makes 24.
Orange Pastry Shells
Ingredients
4
ounces cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1 1/2
2
tablespoons orange juice
1 1/4
cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese, oange peel and orange juice in a mixing bowl until smooth. Gently stir in whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour and 1salt just until dough forms. Knead the dough with your hands, if necessary to blend in all the flour. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. Form pastry into twenty-four 1-inch balls; press each ball into a 1-3/4-inch muffin cup, forming an even crust.
From the Test Kitchen

Refrigerate pastry for Orange Pastry Shells, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (Mediterranean Artichoke Quiches)
    Per serving:
  • 82 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 27 mg chol.,
  • 132 mg sodium,
  • 5 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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