Mini Quiches with Cheese and Spinach
You can cook these mini quiches in advance and keep them in the refrigerator until you need them, heating them in the oven to keep the pastry crisp. You could also microwave them but then they might get a bit soggy. This delicious recipe features cream, cheddar cheese, spinach and more, for a really good flavor, and these mini quiches make excellent finger food.
Fancy appetizer recipes like mini quiches are perfect for many occasions and kids love these as well as adults. They are bite-sized so you do not have to cut them into slices. They can be enjoyed in one or two bites and they are not messy to eat either. These easy party appetizers are great served hot from the oven or at room temperature, and they are ideal for a buffet table. You can play with the flavors if you like. Green onion, ham, mushrooms, and salmon would all work, and you can swap the cheddar for feta cheese if you like.
Keep the ingredients minced or finely chopped for the best results. What about making a third with spinach and cheddar, a third with feta and tomato, and the remainder with ham and mushroom? People will be able to spot some of the ingredients in the finished quiches, so they can try different kinds. Another good tip is to make more of these than you think they will need. Mini quiches are really popular and they disappear fast. If you do have any left you can reheat them in the oven the next day or enjoy them cold.
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoons minced onion
- 2 x 10 inch square thawed puff pastry sheets
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- ⅔ cup chopped fresh spinach
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4½ tablespoons heavy cream
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and generously grease a muffin pan.
- Beat the cream, eggs, nutmeg, onion, salt and black pepper with a fork or small whisk.
- Cut 9 circles from each sheet of pastry, using a 3 inch round cutter.
- Line each muffin hole with a pastry circle.
- Divide the spinach and cheese between the pastry cases, and spoon a tablespoon of egg mixture on top of each.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the quiches are puffy and golden.
- If you are going to reheat them later, reduce the baking time to 18 minutes, so they do not get too brown later.
- Serve the quiches hot or at room temperature, and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can see how irresistible these bite-size treats are. Whether you serve these fancy party appetizers hot or warm, they are sure to liven up any buffet or party. They are also nice to take to potluck dinners or picnics. Making individual quiches is just as easy as making one large ones, but if the occasion requires finger food, then make mini ones. They are really cute and easy to eat with the fingers. You can make some with different fillings if you like. Serve them on a platter with some fresh herb sprigs.
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