Recipe For Mini Pie Crust

Are you ready to impress your guests with delicious bite-sized treats? Look no further than these mini quiches! Contrary to what you might think, they are incredibly simple to make and taste so much better than the frozen kind. Plus, they can easily be customized with various flavors to suit everyone’s preferences. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cook, I’m here to guide you through the process of making these delightful mini quiches.

Recipe For Mini Pie Crust
Recipe For Mini Pie Crust

Preparing the Egg-Based Filling

To start off, let’s prepare the egg-based filling. In a bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together five large eggs, one cup of milk (you can use regular milk, heavy cream, or a dairy-free alternative), three-fourths teaspoon of salt, one-fourth teaspoon of black pepper, and one-fourth teaspoon of garlic powder. Ensure everything is well incorporated, then refrigerate the mixture until you’re ready to use it.

Crafting the Perfect Pie Crust

Next, it’s time to prepare the pie crust. While you can make your own homemade crust, using store-bought crusts saves time without compromising taste. If you have specific dietary needs, such as gluten-free or dairy-free requirements, you can easily substitute with alternative ingredients. Lightly flour a large cutting board, then roll out a seven-ounce pie crust until it measures at least 12 inches in diameter. Use a two and a half-inch round cookie cutter to cut 24 circles from each sheet of pie crust. You may need to re-roll the dough a few times to get all 48 circles.

Flavors Galore!

Now comes the fun part – adding flavors to your mini quiches. While I’ll share three delicious options, feel free to let your creativity run wild! You’ll need around one cup of add-ins, which can include meats, vegetables, and herbs. If using vegetables, no pre-cooking is required, but ensure they are cut small enough to become tender while baking. For meats, it’s crucial to cook them thoroughly before adding to the mixture. Today, we’ll explore bacon, cheddar, and chives; bell pepper, parsley, and mozzarella; and mushroom, spinach, and Swiss. Place one teaspoon of add-ins in each mini pie crust and sprinkle with cheese. If you’re dairy-free, vegan cheese or no cheese at all works perfectly.

Baking Time!

Pour the prepared egg mixture into each crust, filling them just shy of the top. Use a small spoon to mix the add-ins and cheese evenly throughout the egg mixture. Pop them into a preheated 375-degree oven and bake for 20 to 22 minutes until the pie crust turns a golden brown and the center of the egg filling no longer jiggles. Once they’re done, remove the quiches from the tray using a dull knife and serve immediately. For an extra touch, sprinkle finely chopped fresh parsley or chives on top.

Final Thoughts and Your Favorite Flavor

These mini quiches are a crowd-pleaser and a fantastic appetizer for any occasion. They’re a step above the frozen options and can be easily customized to suit your preferences. Personally, the bell pepper, parsley, and mozzarella flavor steal the show for me, but I want to know your favorite! Share your choice in the comments below.

If you’re looking for more easy appetizer ideas, be sure to check out our other party food recipes. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next recipe!

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