Crab and Asparagus Quiche Cupcakes

Crab and Asparagus Quiche Cupcakes


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Here’s a “wow” idea for you next brunch – crab and asparagus quiche cupcakes!

Each personal-sized crab and asparagus quiche “cupcake” starts with a from-scratch buttery crust seasoned with cracked pepper.

CrustThe baked crust is then filled with gruyere,

cheese

fluffy eggs, and a generous helping of crab meat.

crab and eggs

The quiches are topped with asparagus roasted with just a touch of olive oil and salt and baked.

asparagus

Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

Crab and Asparagus Quiche Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Crab and Asparagus Quiche Cupcakes

Ingredients

    Crust Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Roasted Asparagus Ingredients
  • ½ pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Quiche Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup shredded gruyere
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch ground dry mustard
  • ½ cup crab meat, cooked
  • Pre-cooked pie crusts from above
  • Roasted asparagus from above

Instructions

    Crust Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Cut cold butter into ¼ inch cubes.
  4. Add flour and butter to a small mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine until the mixture resembles small pebbles.
  5. Add water a tablespoon at a time. Continue mixing with your hands until the mixture sticks together when you squeeze it, being careful to not over mix. The batter should not become a solid ball.
  6. Line a cupcake tin with 12 liners.
  7. Divide batter evenly between the liners. Press batter into the bottom of each liner and push it about halfway up the sides.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Roasted Asparagus Instructions
  10. Directions:
  11. Break the tough ends off of each spear and discard.
  12. Cut the asparagus into 3/4 inch pieces.
  13. In a small bowl, toss asparagus with olive oil and salt.
  14. Spread asparagus on a baking sheet and broil at 450 F for 15 minutes.
  15. Quiche Instructions
  16. Directions:
  17. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  18. In a small bowl, mix the gruyere and flour. Set aside.
  19. In a medium-sized bowl, whip eggs with heavy whipping cream and mustard until fully integrated.
  20. Sprinkle gruyere evenly over pre-baked pie crusts.
  21. Spoon crab meat on top of the gruyere, evenly distributing it between the cupcakes.
  22. Pour egg mixture over crab meat, filling the cupcake liners about ¾ full.
  23. Arrange asparagus pieces on top of the egg mixture.
  24. Bake for 30 minutes.
  25. Remove from cupcake tins and set on paper towels to dry any moisture off of the bottoms of the liners.
  26. Serve warm.
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/04/crab-and-asparagus-quiche-cupcakes-for.html

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2 comments on “Crab and Asparagus Quiche Cupcakes”

  1. Dee S. says:

    I made them last week and will feature them on my blog as a great Mother’s Day Brunch menu item. Thanks for the great cupcake!

    Dee
    Cupcake South

  2. Anonymous says:

    can you substitute the gruyere for a cheese that is found in a supermarket?

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