Save on Pinterest

Quiche Pastry Cups

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

My grandmother used to make egg cup surprises for family brunches on special occasions. The added fillings were always a surprise since she never seemed to use the same combination of ingredients twice. As children, we took guesses as to what we'd find in the tender crust—the game always added fun to our meals. —Denalee Standart, Rancho Mureta, California

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 large eggs, divided use
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12-in. square; cut each into 9 squares. Place squares in ungreased muffin cups, pressing gently onto bottoms and up sides, allowing corners to point up.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk 3 eggs, 1 cup cream, thyme and seasonings. In another bowl, combine cheese, spinach, red pepper and bacon; divide among pastry cups. Pour egg mixture over cheese mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk remaining egg with remaining 2 tablespoons cream; brush over pastry edges. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm.

Can you freeze Quiche Pastry Cups?

Cover and freeze baked pastries on greased baking sheets until firm. Transfer to resealable freezer containers; return to freezer. To use, reheat frozen pastries on ungreased baking sheets in a preheated 375° oven 17-20 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 pastry cup: 229 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.