View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2009, 02:38 AM
cat lover's Avatar
cat lover cat lover is offline
Head Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Taswell,Indiana
Posts: 8,053
Herb Cheese Mini Quiches

1 cup butter, softened

3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup finely shredded Gouda or Havarti cheese

2 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

2 tsp. dried tarragon, crushed

1 Tbsp. snipped fresh chives

1/8 tsp. coarse grind black pepper

Roasted red pepper, finely chopped

Snipped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For pastry: in a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Beat in the flour and Asiago cheese till 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" muffin cups.
For filling: in a medium bowl stir together eggs, milk, Gouda or Havarti cheese. pine nuts, tarragon, the 1 tablespoon chives, and the black pepper.
Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling into each pastry lined muffin cup. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool slightly in muffin cups. Carefully remove from muffin cups and place on a wire rack or serving platter. Top with chopped roasted red pepper and additional snipped chives. Serve warm.
TO MAKE AHEAD: 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 oven for 10 to 15 minutes or till warm.

Recipe from BHG Christmas Cooking From The Heart
Makes 48 mini quiches
cat lover
We Welcome Strays

When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping"; now we just "chunky dunk"

“The value of doing something does not lie in the ease or difficulty, the probability or improbability of its achievement, but in the vision, the plan, the determination and the perseverance, the effort and the struggle which go into the project. Life is enriched by aspiration and effort, rather than by acquisition and accumulation.”

― Helen Nearing, The Good Life

Last edited by cat lover; 12-20-2009 at 02:40 AM.
Reply With Quote