Written by Chris
Most people think that quiche was invented by the French, but quiche actually originated in Germany! It was in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which was under German rule at the time, later coming under French rule and ultimately being renamed Lorraine. The word “quiche” comes from the German “kuchen,” meaning cake.
The traditional quiche is built on a foundation of velvety custard made with eggs and fresh cream with a buttery crust. We are breaking tradition with this mini quiche recipe. We recommend using evaporated milk, since it can be used as a one-to-one replacement for cream. You can cut a lot of fat out of a recipe with this simple substitution! Take away the crust (it isn’t really needed anyway), add some veggies and seasonings and you’ve got a perfect breakfast, appetizer, snack or brunch.
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups (8 oz. pkg.) shredded mild or sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups chopped, frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and lightly flour twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups.
WHISK evaporated milk, eggs, flour, salt and black pepper in medium bowl until blended. Stir in cheese, broccoli and bell pepper. Spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mixture into each prepared muffin cup, filling almost to rim*. Stir mixture frequently to evenly distribute ingredients.
BAKE for 23 to 28 minutes or until knife inserted near centers comes out clean and tops are lightly browned. Cool in pans for 15 minutes. Run knife or small, flat spatula around inside edges of muffin cups. Carefully remove quiches.
* Number of quiches that you get will depend on the size of your muffin cups. Bake time may need some adjusting.
Quiches can be made ahead and frozen. To reheat, place on baking sheet and bake in preheated 325° F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes or, place 2 to 4 quiches on microwave-safe plate and microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 2 1/2 to 5 minutes or until hot.
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