Monday, March 9, 2009

Breakfast Bites

I had planned to make these for a work carry-in on Saturday but ran out of time (because I was making these, which were a huge hit) so I decided to make them for dinner last night. I browsed through some recipes I had bookmarked for quiche and then went to the kitchen to get started.


The filling combinations with these are endless but I chose ham and cheese, ham broccoli and cheese, and bacon and cheese for my mini quiche. I think I will try mushroom and Swiss next time. Since these reheat so well they will be great for breakfasts throughout the week. I bet they would even freeze fantastically.


My husband and I enjoyed the ones with bacon in them a little more than the ones with ham. But only because the bacon was a more pronounced flavor. Like I said earlier, the many different filling combinations make these a treat that anyone can enjoy and even something that kids may like to help make. Enjoy.


Mini Quiche
Source: Amber's Delectable Delights

makes 12 pieces

Ingredients
1 roll refrigerated pie crust
6 eggs
1/3 cup half and half
3 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Filling ingredients of your choice (meat, cheese, veggies, herbs)

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray the wells of 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Whisk together the eggs, half and half, garlic, salt and pepper and set aside.
3. Unroll the pie dough and cut out twelve 3" circles. You will have to smash all the scraps together and roll them out to get the last few circles cut out, but you will have enough dough. Place one dough circle into the bottom of each muffin cup.
4. Prepare filling ingredients and place ~2 tablespoons of filling per muffin cup.
5. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of the egg mixture over the filling ingredients in each muffin cup.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from muffin cups and let cool a few minutes before serving.

20 comments:

Carrie said...

Those look yummy, perfect for grabbing for breakfast. I might have to make some.

MrsShepard said...

Those look so good! I'll have to try that out this week or next!

Sugar Duchess said...

These look wonderful! We love quiche at our house, so I'll have to try these out sometime. Thanks for sharing!

elly said...

Yum! I used to make things like this to eat throughout the week for breakfasts but I haven't in a while. Looks like I need to start again!

madebymel said...

I love portable little meals like this, they would be perfect for a brunch!

DDpie said...

Those are great Amber! I love making these for the fam, since everyone has different tastes.

Christy said...

These look fantastic! I love bite-size anything and the versatility that it offers. I'm going to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Joelen said...

These look great and are similar to the mini quiche we made for that PC brunch show we did last year!

Patty said...

I love small bites like this! Absolutely perfect for brunch!

Colleen said...

These look perfect for breakfasts on the go at work! I need to try these!

Spryte said...

YUM!!! I love to make mini quiches!! I eat them cold right out of the fridge.

Yours look great!!

Jigginjessica said...

Yum! I want to have a brunch party just so I can make these. Maybe Easter would be a good time....

pam said...

Looks good, always in need of some breakfast ideas and ones that are fast and easy, Thanks!

Vanessa said...

YUM! these are what I want for breakfast! So talented...

Aubree Cherie said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal, but there aren't ever enough recipes, I don't think. So I'm excited that I have one to add to my stash! (And especially because they look very tasty!)

katskitchen said...

I love breakfast for dinner! These look great!

Sophie said...

Much better than any store-bought breakfast or appetizer, I bet they're a lot more filling than cereal too!

loulou said...

Does any one have the recipe for weight watchers chocolate raspberry layer cake that they serve at applebees? Any help is appreciated.

MrsShepard said...

Just wanted to let you know, we tried these and they are great! I posted them on my blog with credit to you!

Katie said...

Can these be made the night before?