Mini Quiches as seen on Ace of Taste, Season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman

Mini Quiches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 24 mini quiches



Special equipment:
twenty-four 2 1/2-inch mini tart pans, a 3-inch round cutter
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place twenty-four 2 1/2-inch mini tart pans on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour and a good pinch of salt and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles sand. Transfer to a medium bowl then slowly drizzle in enough of the ice water, folding with a wooden spoon, until the water is incorporated and a shaggy dough forms—all the water may not be needed; be careful not to overwork the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and form into a disc. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick and use a 3-inch round cutter to cut out 24 discs. Lay 1 disc in each prepared tart pan, pressing the dough firmly into the bottom and up the sides. Transfer to the freezer to firm up, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook, stirring frequently, until browned and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined tray to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. In another medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, 1/2 cup of the crème fraîche and a pinch each of salt and white pepper. Transfer to a liquid measuring cup for easy pouring.
  5. To assemble: Put a teaspoon of the bacon bits and a teaspoon of the fontina in the bottom of each tart shell. Top with a sprinkle of chives. You will have some bacon leftover to use as garnish. Pour the custard evenly into the tart shells and bake until the quiches are puffed and the crust is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Rotate the pan 180 degrees halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and immediately remove the quiches from the tart pans to cool on a wire rack. This will ensure a crisp crust.
  6. Meanwhile, in a third medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, the remaining 1/2 cup crème fraîche and a pinch each of salt and white pepper. Whip with a hand mixer until light and airy, about 2 minutes. Dollop onto the cooled quiches and sprinkle with the remaining bacon bits and chives.