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Herb and Cheese Mini Quiches

Makes: 48 servings Yield: 48 mini quiches
Prep 1 hr Bake 325°F 25 mins
Herb and Cheese Mini Quiches
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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.

From the Test Kitchen
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts (Herb and Cheese Mini Quiches)
  • 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

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