Two-bite Quiche

This past weekend I wanted hors d’oeuvres-sized quiches.

This Ham and Swiss Quiche can be miniaturized.
This full-sized Ham and Swiss Quiche can be miniaturized.

I have made quiche many times in the past but since we were having an afternoon party I felt a little snacking food would be sufficient.

First the phyllo, then the onions, then ham (or any other filling).
First the phyllo, then the onions, then ham (or any other filling).

I used my same old recipe except I did not cook it in a pie plate, instead I used muffin tins. First I brushed half a piece of phyllo (filo) dough with melted butter/olive oil and folded it in half. I cut the piece into squares and lined muffin tins. I probably should have also buttered the tins before inserting the phyllo for ease of removal.

Although milk is sufficient I replaced some of it with cream. Yum.
Although milk is sufficient I replaced some of it with cream. Yum.

Into each cup section went a spoon of well-sautéed onions, bits of sliced ham, and more bits of Swiss cheese. Then I poured the custard mixture — 1 large egg to 1/4 cup of milk (make as much or as little as you need) — into each cup covering the solid ingredients.  To gild the lily I sprinkled a bit of grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Mini-quiche on the left, chicken salad in pâte à choux on the right.
Mini-quiche on the left, chicken salad in pâte à choux on the right.

The mini-quiches baked until they were set — approximately 30 minutes.

We used the kitchen island as the buffet serving station.
We used the kitchen island as the buffet serving station.

The buffet was small but well-received.

What filling do you like in your quiche?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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