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Breakfast Croissant Quiche Cups

A Bountiful Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3 large croissants sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1-1 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 8 slices bacon cooked until crisp, chopped
  • 2 cups grated cheese any type cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss

Instructions

  1. Generously grease muffin cups.
  2. Place croissant slice into greased muffin cup. You may need to press down a bit, or tear it in half to fit the slice in the muffin cup. Beat eggs and half and half together (I like to use a blender), add salt and pepper, mix again. Set aside.
  3. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon pesto over each croissant piece in cup.
  4. Top with chopped spinach, green onions, bacon and grated cheese.
  5. Pour the eggs over the croissants in the cups*. Fill the cups about 3/4 full of the egg mixture, or until all of the egg is used up.
  6. Let sit overnight in refrigerator (see tips below), covered with plastic wrap or bake in 350 oven for about 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden.
  7. Let sit for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the muffin cup and remove to a platter. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

-Make sure to generously grease the cups both sides and bottom or the egg will stick.

-*The amount of quiche cups will depend on the size of the muffin cup, this recipe generally makes about 15-18 medium size cups. -It is best, but not necessary, to let the prepared quiche cups sit in the fridge for at least an hour before baking. This allows the egg mixture to completely soak into the croissant and creates a yummy bread pudding type texture. If preparing the quiche cups the day before serving, remove from fridge and let sit on counter for 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered.

-The baked cups freeze well. After baking, place any leftovers in a Ziploc bag after completely cooled. Freeze. When ready to use, place on a paper towel and heat in microwave for about 1 minute.

-We love this dish served with Chili Sauce or Sheri's Simple Salsa.