Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mini Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Cheddar Quiches

My husband and I are thoroughly enjoying this super bowl week here at my blog. Everything has been so delicious to eat. These are absolutely no exception. I didn't expect these to be as good as they were. I'm not a huge egg fan, but when it's like this, I love it. These are the perfect bite sized snack for any occasion. You can make them all up ahead of time, cook them, let them cool, freeze them, then pop 'em into the oven. I think I will make a batch just to do that. They are great down-home party food, yet sophisticated enough for a really nice cocktail party. If you're not in the mood to make your own dough, you can use the refrigerated stuff, but I highly suggest making your own as I believe it makes a huge difference in the finished product. I used my Mom's pie crust recipe that is the BEST I have ever had. Thanks Mama! You can add any meat & cheeses you'd like, and you can also completely leave the meat out if that's not your thing. One warning, they are dangerous! You will not be able to stop popping these babies in your mouth, they are that good!

Ingredients (dough):
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour (plus extra for rolling)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Ice Water
Directions (dough):
In a large bowl add flour and salt, and cut in shortening until you have a crumb looking mixture. Add water until the mix comes together and dough is slightly slimy on the surface. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and lay out dough and flour both sides and roll until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Using a small round cookie cutter or the top of a small cup, cut a circle big enough to fit in a mini muffin tin. Work the dough round up to the edges of the muffin cup until it is even.
Ingredients (filling):
6 Slices Bacon
Half of a Large Onion
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
3/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Directions (filling):
Dice the bacon strips of and place in a frying pan on medium heat, cook for about 10 minutes. Dice up the onion and add it to the bacon in the frying pan. Cook until bacon starts to brown and the onion is caramelized. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and let the grease drain. Add eggs to a bowl and whisk in the heavy cream. Add salt & pepper, then add the cheese, and bacon & onion mixture; mix well. With a tablespoon measuring spoon, pour 1 onto each crust. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. * I got 24 out of this batch, with some dough leftover. I had a tiny bit of egg mixture leftover that I just went through and added a little more to each muffin cup.


  1. Wow, looks like you've struck gold with this recipe! mmmmm.

  2. These look great! I'm not the biggest egg fan either but depending on how they turn out in the recipe (meaning not too eggy) then I don't mind!

    Love your header!

  3. These look so tasty. YUM YUM Love the recipes you've posted in celebration of the Superbowl. Each one looks super good!

  4. Hey Katlin! I am gonna be using a few of your recipes for our superbowl party! I will give you full credit!

  5. Everything looks so yummy! I love trying new recipes, I know that I will be heading back over here to find new ones! Thank you for sharing.


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