Crab Mini Quiche Recipe Appetizers

Crab mini quiche recipe appetizers filled of goodness like cheddar cheese, scallions, eggs, and more. These would make a excellent appetizer for a brunch or anytime.

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Crab Mini-Quiches

Crab Mini-Quiches


1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Hi-Maize Natural Fiber, or substitute 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Vermont sharp cheddar cheese powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce, optional

3/4 cup cold butter

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup water


3/4 cup crabmeat or diced faux crab

1 medium red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 scallions, chopped

3 large eggs

3/4 cup milk or half & half

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper



To make the crust: Whisk together the flour, Hi-Maize, cheese powder, salt, paprika, and pepper.


Cut the butter into pats, and work it into the flour to form uneven crumbs.


Toss in the cheese.


Add the water, tossing with the flour mixture until all is moistened. Add an extra tablespoon or two of water if needed to make the dough cohesive.


Divide the dough in half, pat each half into a disk, wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or so.


To make the filling: Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Set it aside.


Preheat the oven to 400°F.


Roll one piece of the dough into a 9" x 12" square.


Cut it into twelve 3" squares.


Fit each square into the cup of a removable bottom mini square tart pan.


Trim the edges flush with the pan.


Place a teaspoon each of crab, peppers, and shredded cheese into each cup.


Pour the milk-egg mixture atop the filling in the cups.


Sprinkle with the chopped scallions.


Bake the tarts for 18 to 22 minutes. Remove them from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.


Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve warm, or refrigerate and reheat for 10 minutes at 375°F if serving later.

Servings: 24

Yield: 24 mini-quiches

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Source: Courtesy of King Arthur Flour

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