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Bacon and Mushroom Bite-Size Quiche

Bacon and Mushroom Bite-Size QuicheTender, cheesy and savory custards in flaky pastry shells make elegant finger food—and can be made ahead and reheated. Delicious for brunch or evening appetizers.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 slices bacon
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup green onion, chopped
1 2/3 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
Pastry for double-crust pie, (homemade or purchased)
5 large eggs
1 2/3 cups sour cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. On a lightly floured board, roll out the pastry dough 1/16-inch thick. Using a 3-inch cutter, cut out 42 circles; re-roll scraps as needed. Fit circles into bottoms and slightly up sides of lightly greased 2 1/2-inch muffin pans.
  3. Meanwhile, fry bacon slices until crisp, drain; crumble or chop.
  4. Chop mushrooms, sauté in butter until limp and liquid evaporates.
  5. Combine bacon, mushrooms, green onion and cheese.
  6. Divide filling equally among muffin cups.
  7. In large bowl, beat together eggs, add sour cream and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each muffin cup.
  8. Bake until puffed and light brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Cool in pans 5 minutes; lift out.
  10. Serve warm or let cool on wire racks. If made ahead, wrap cooled quiches airtight, and refrigerate overnight. Reheat, uncovered, in a 350°F (175°C) oven for about 10 minutes.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen (42 appetizers).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 appetizer): Calories: 95 calories; Protein: 3 grams; Fat: 7 grams; Sodium: 87 milligrams; Cholesterol: 35 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Carbohydrates: 4 grams; Fiber: 0 grams

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.