Spring Entertaining: Mini Bacon-Cheddar Party Quiches

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Savory Tartlets

 A quiche recipe prepared with quality ingredients can be an effortless & delicious offering perfect for any number of celebrations. No more than a few eggs & some heavy cream, the basic foundation can be filled with a variety of tasty ingredients for a custom creation. Mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, fresh herbs, goat cheese, Havarti & Gouda are just a few meatless notions that would be perfect for garden or Derby parties. Dice a bit of prosciutto & you’re well on your way to something very special. Mini Bacon & Cheddar Party Quiches are another lovely option to present guests. Instead of preparing a traditional pastry crust that requires rolling & cutting the dough, my basic easy-to-make cream cheese pastry dough contains the savory custard & remaining ingredients. Since time can be tight on party day, the quiches can be made several days ahead of time. Simply follow my flawless reheating instructions & plan to enjoy the social hour as well.

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makes 2 dozen

Get creative & change up the filling ingredients. Experiment with different herbs, cheeses & vegetables for a custom savory tartlet.

1/2 {8-oz} package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup ap flour
1/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal
6 bacon slices, cooked & crumbled
1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
Garnishes: Freshly ground pepper & sliced scallions

one
Beat the cream cheese & the butter with a stand mixer until smooth.
Scrape down the bowl sides with a rubber spatula.
Blend in the flour & the cornmeal on Low speed until a dough forms.

Divide the mixture into 24 pieces & roll into balls.
Press the dough balls into each space of a lightly greased 24-cup mini muffin tin.
Press the mixture evenly on the bottom & up the sides. Chill 30 minutes.

two
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Portion the bacon & the cheese between the pastry shells.
Whisk together the eggs, the cream, the parsley, the Dijon & the ground red pepper.
Pour the custard mixture over the ingredients in the pastry shells.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is golden & the custard is set.
Cool 5 minutes. Gently loosen & remove the tartlets using a paring knife.
Sprinkle with pepper & scallions. Serve at room temperature.

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Party day is busy so anything that can be made ahead of time is welcome.
These savory petite pies can be prepared & baked up to two days ahead of time.
Cover & refrigerate. Follow my reheating instructions to warm them up in no time.

The 411

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the quiches on a wire rack over a sheet pan.
This will ensure the crust stays nice & crisp.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.
Transfer to a serving platter.
Serve the quiches warm or at room temperature. 

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Visit this post for details on how to shape the cream cheese dough in miniature muffin tins 

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