Cocktail Quiches

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Cocktail Quiches

Recipe for Cocktail Quiches

These tiny quiche tarts are a favorite of mine. If we are entertaining I often make up a batch. They freeze so well. Interestingly men who say they don’t eat quiche devour these.

INGREDIENTS for Cocktail Quiches

Basic Pastry

  • 1-½ cups All-Purpose Flour 375mL
  • ¼ tsp Salt 1mL
  • â…“ cup cold Unsalted Butter 75mL
  • â…“ cup cold Lard 75mL
  • 3 tbsp (approx) cold Water 45mL

Filling

  • 6 Eggs 6
  • 2 cups Light Cream 500mL
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 10mL
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard 5mL
  • 1 tsp Salt 5mL
  • ¼ tsp freshly Ground Pepper 1mL
  • ¼ tsp grated Nutmeg 1mL
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 finely chopped Green Onions 3
  • â…“ cup finely chopped fresh Parsley 75mL
  • 2 tsp Butter 10mL
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped 1
  • 6 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled 6
  • ½ cup shredded old Cheddar Cheese 125mL
  • ½ cup shredded Jarlsberg Cheese 125mL

METHOD for Cocktail Quiches

In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Add cream, Worcestershire, mustard, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne to taste; beat until well blended. Stir in green onions and parsley. In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and cook onion just until translucent; add to egg mixture.
On lightly floured board, roll out half the pastry 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. Use 2-1/4-inch (6 cm) round cookie cutter to cut circles. Place in greased 1-1/4-inch (3 mm) muffin tins. Place small amount of bacon in bottom of each shell. Combine Cheddar and Jarlsberg and sprinkle lightly over bacon. Fill with egg mixture. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
Bake in 400ºF (200ºC) oven for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer to baking sheets. Freeze, uncovered, in single layer, then package in airtight containers and store in freezer. Do not thaw before reheating.
To reheat, place frozen quiches in single layer on baking sheets and bake in 425ºF (220ºC) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot. Makes about 48 quiches.

More on Quiche

I love quiche and there are so many different ones that can be prepared. A great cookbook about quiche is Quiches & Savories (Cordon Bleu Home Collection)

a Reviewer’s Comment

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About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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