Mini Quiches Lorraine

img_8970

Ten days to Christmas Eve!  Probably, there will be many chances for get-togethers with family and friends.  You will find this bite-size version of the traditional Quiche Lorraine a delicious, savory treat for the end-of-year gatherings.

1 ready-made rolled tart/pie/pizza dough or puff pastry, e.g. 10-inch (25-cm) round
1 cup bacon, chopped
1 cup leek, halved and thinly sliced
3 eggs
1 cup (2 dl) sour cream (crème fraiche)
2 cups grated Parmesan or Gruyère cheese … or 1 cup each
black pepper
cayenne pepper or nutmeg
2  12-hole muffin trays

Preheat oven:  190°C or 375°F (convection)

Line the baking trays with muffin paper.  You can also make your own muffin liners.

Roll out crust.  Using a pastry cutter or a small glass, cut 24 circles out of pastry and place into the lined muffin trays.  The circles should only cover the bottom.  Prick bases with a fork.

img_8944

Use a small pan to cook bacon until it gets crispy.  Remove and reserve on paper towel–lined plate.

img_8945

Cook leeks in the same pan, stirring, until they soften a bit and are slightly translucent, approx. 5 minutes.

Mix bacon with leeks.

IMG_8948.JPG

Divide bacon and leeks evenly among muffin cups.

img_8950

Beat together the eggs, sour cream and cheese.  Season with freshly ground black pepper and cayenne pepper or nutmeg.

Pour the mixture evenly into the pastry cases.

IMG_8954.JPG

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 min until set and golden.

Remove the muffin paper before serving warm or at room temperature.

Tasty finger food to kick start the next party.  Pairs perfectly with something bubbly …

img_8966

*** Optional: You can use the same recipe to prepare a regular size quiche.  Use a round 10-inch (25-cm) pie dish and consider adding a few minutes to the baking time.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s