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Mediterranean Artichoke Quiches

Yield: 24
Prep 30 mins Bake 20 mins Stand 5 mins
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
Makes: 24 servings
Chill 2 hrs
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 4  ounces  cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  finely shredded orange peel
  • 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)
  • cal. (kcal) 82,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 27,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 5,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 132,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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