Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mini Party Quiches!


These "Mini Party Quiches" are yummy little bites of sausage and cheese quiche baked in a cream cheese crust!  They are so good and really very easy!  They are perfect for parties, wedding or baby showers, graduation parties, teas, or wedding receptions!  They are also good to make up and freeze part of them to keep on hand for a quick breakfast on the go!  Just pop them in the microwave or oven and warm them up.  They heat back up real well.   Here is what you will need for these:

Crust
1 cup butter softened
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Filling
8 oz breakfast sausage
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
3 green onions, sliced thin including some of the green blades
3 eggs
1 cup half and half cream
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
dash of hot sauce (I used Tabasco, but if you used hot sausage you can omit this)

In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese and butter together, gradually beat in the flour and salt.  If the dough seems too stick add just a little more flour.  Shape into a large ball in the bowl.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate while you make the filling.  This is a sticky dough and works better if it's really cold.

Brown the sausage over medium high heat.  Drain any excess grease.  

When the dough is cold, after about 30 minutes to an hour, remove to make the crusts.  Spray 36 mini muffin tins with nonstick baking spray.  Take out about a tablespoon of dough for each crust and roll it into a ball.  Press the ball into the mini muffin tin working it up the sides of the tin.  Make it thin enough to leave room for the filling.  

When you have made the crusts, fill each one with sausage, Swiss cheese, and Parmesan cheese dividing it all evenly between the 36 muffin tins.   

In a bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together.  Add in the black pepper, salt and dash of hot sauce.  
Pour the egg filling evenly over the sausage and cheese in each tin.   

Place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 17 - 20 minutes or until the top is slightly browned.

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