Mini Quiche Cheese Leek Appetizers
puff pastry treats are filled then baked

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These are perfect for lunch, I serve them with a green salad. See more of my Gourmet Recipes

Mini Quiche Cheese/Leek Appetizer
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Prep Time: 45 min   Total Time:45 min    Yield: 24

Ingredients:

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1-1/2 cups leeks, sliced thinly
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces bacon, fried crisp, crumbled
2/3 cup half-and-half (light cream)
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
(2) 12 cup mini muffin pans

Instruction:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray two mini muffin tins.

Roll pastry to 10x18-inch. Cut out (24) 2-1/2-inch rounds; fit into prepared pans.

In a skillet over medium-high heat saute leeks in oil until tender but not brown. Transfer to a small bowl combine with bacon, cream, cheese, egg and egg yolk, thyme, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture into each cup.

Bake for 20 minutes or until set, serve warm if desired.

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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