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Cheater Mini Quiches

Ron says: My lazy alternative! [to Ted's Christmas Quiche]
I've never mastered pastry making but this is a quick (lazy?) but expensive alternative, great for brunches, pot lucks and bake sales

(Serves 12-24)

  • 2 doz. prepared (frozen) pastry tarts
  • 1 carton "Egg Creations" (equivalent to 9 eggs, in plain or spiced with peppers etc. sometimes on sale for $1 at No Frills)
  • ½ cup finely chopped green peppers
  • ¾ cup crisp cooked crumbled bacon OR
  • 150 g small cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup light cream or half-and-half
  • 1 cup grated cheddar or other suitable cheese

(Preparation: 30 Minutes. Cooking: 30 minutes)
  1. Place tart shells in their foil cups on a cookie sheet.
  2. Distribute bacon OR shrimp evenly among the tarts shells.
  3. Distribute green peppers evenly among tart shells.
  4. Sprinkle equal amounts of cheese into tart shells.
  5. Mix eggs and light cream together thoroughly and share amongst tart shells.
  6. Bake in a 375 deg. preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes.

*Ted's note: These can be cooled, frozen; then thawed and re-heated in a 250 deg oven for 25 - 30 mins.

Contributed by Ron Crawford