Crab and Asparagus Mini Quiches
Here's a "wow" idea for your next brunch - crab and asparagus mini quiches!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Roasted Asparagus Ingredients
- 1/2 pound asparagus
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup shredded gruyere
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- pinch ground dry mustard
- 1/2 cup crab meat cooked
- pre-cooked mini quiche crusts from above
- roasted asparagus from above
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cut cold butter into 1/4 inch cubes.
Add flour, butter, cracked pepper, and salt to a small mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine until the mixture resembles small pebbles.
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.
Line a cupcake tin with 12 liners.
Divide batter evenly between the liners. Press batter into the bottom of each liner and push it about halfway up the sides.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Roasted Asparagus Instructions
Break the tough ends off of each spear and discard.
Cut the asparagus into 3/4 inch pieces.
In a small bowl, toss asparagus with olive oil and salt.
Spread asparagus on a baking sheet and broil at 450 F for 15 minutes.
Mini Quiche Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a small bowl, mix the gruyere and flour. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whip eggs with heavy whipping cream and mustard until fully combined.
Sprinkle gruyere evenly over pre-baked pie crusts.
Spoon crab meat on top of the gruyere, evenly distributing it between the cupcakes.
Pour egg mixture over crab meat, filling the cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
Arrange asparagus pieces on top of the egg mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from cupcake tins and set on paper towels to dry any moisture off of the bottoms of the liners.
Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg