Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Great to have in the freezer for unexpected guests - as an appetizer or brunch. I often make these and freeze (well-covered) in air-tight container. When it's party time, place frozen quiches on serving plate; place in microwave and cook on Reheat setting just until slightly warm. You can take a few or lots from the freezer to accommodate the number of guests. There are never any leftovers. Preparation time includes 1 hour refrigeration.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese or 4 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (1 cup)
- 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, drained
- 1⁄2 cup egg substitute or 2 whole eggs
- 1⁄4 cup skim milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- CRUST: In a small bowl, cream the cream cheese and butter together; add flour and beat until moistened.
- Shape into 24 balls.
- Cover and chill about 1 hour.
- Press into bottom and a little way up the sides of pan.
- FILLING: In each muffin section (use mini-muffin tins), sprinkle a rounded teaspoon of cheese on top of unbaked crust.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of green chiles on top cheese.
- In a small bowl, mix together eggs, milk, salt and pepper; spoon egg mixture evenly over chiles in each section.
- If you like them hot, sprinkle a few crushed red peppers on top of each section, or lightly dust with cayenne pepper.
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes until just slightly golden on top.
- Let stand 5 minutes before removing from pans.
- Serve warm, but also good at room temperature.
YUMMY! These were fairly simple to make. And I had everything right in my kitchen to make them, which is always a big plus! I did use cream instead of skim milk. The crusts were nice and flaky. I took them to a party and everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing your recipe Beach Girl. These are going in my permanent file.
Love this recipe! So easy to make and delicious. Big hit at Christmas. My family wants these all the time now.
Great! I served these at my Cinco de Mayo party, and they were a hit. The crust on these is made quite similarly to one called for in my great-grandmother's recipe for tiny quiches, so I made it that way (Tiny Quiches). Thanks for a keeper!