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Cynthia's Crustless Quiche Muffins
(Maggie - immaggiemae)

I forget who Cynthia is or where I got this recipe, but it is *really* good. :-)

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese [Or your favorite cheese, or a combo of your favorites]
  • 10 slices cooked bacon, crumbled [or use sausage]
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Dash of nutmeg (or to taste)

Optional Ingredients:

  • Onions (saute in butter first)
  • Broccoli (saute with the onions until soft, but not soggy);
  • Asparagus,
  • Spinach (be sure to drain well if using frozen spinach).
  • Various other seasonings and spices to taste. Garlic is particularly good in this dish.

Directions:

  • Beat eggs
  • Mix in heavy cream and seasonings
  • Add cheese and meat

  • For quiche muffins, it's best to use Texas sized muffins tins (available at most housewares stores). Grease liberally with cooking spray, and fill only (1/2 - 3/4) full. They will rise quite a bit, but settle as they cool. Bake at 375 degrees; start with 20 minutes, although I have cooked them up to 35 minutes in order to get them done. They get darker that I might have originally thought acceptable, but my SO suggested that this was not a bad thing at all, as it was almost like having an actual crust! You can try cooking a lower temp for longer if you want to avoid the browning.

  • For regular quiche, pour mixture into greased pie plate and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a knife into the quiche; it should come out clean.

  • Let the quiche set for awhile before cutting into and/or serving.

You can quadruple the recipe; they freeze great. If using bacon, you can cook large batches quicker by baking it: Use a broiling pan (to catch the drippings). Bake at approx. 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until desired level of crispiness (crispy is best for this dish; it crumbles easier and tastes better in the quiche. Blot with paper towels.

You can easily re-heat quiche in the microwave, but do so only on a low or medium setting. Eggs get very rubbery if microwaved on high. For one slice or one muffin, start with 60 seconds.

Please note: Quiche is best served lukewarm, rather than hot.

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