Quiche in a Jar

14 October 2011

I’ve been itching to use my cute little 4 ounce canning jars since this spring.  They’ve been sitting on a shelf just waiting.  The plan was to make cupcakes in jars, but when we decided to have a picnic brunch, I immediately knew I wanted to try quiche in a jar.  They tasted great and were the perfect size to go along with the other dishes we served.

I used my tried and true quiche recipe with just a few minor adjustments.

You will need:

  • {12} 4 ounce canning jars
  • 2 prepared pie crusts {Trader Joes are my fave!}
  • 1/2 package of breakfast sausage {you can also substitute in spinach, mushrooms, bacon, or other topping here… you will need approximately 1.5 cups}
  • 6-8 ounces of cheddar cheese, shredded {normally I use gruyere or a good quality swiss here}
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • rosemary, thyme, a dash of Tabasco, salt, & pepper to taste

Prepare the crust first.  I turned the jar upside down and cut the circle for the bottom crust.  Then, I cut a strip and put it around the inside of the jar and pushed it together at the seam.  Once I did all of the crusts, I popped them back into the refrigerator to firm up.  You may have to use some of the scraps and re-roll to use up all the dough.

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Put the jars on a cookie sheet, you may want to use a silpat if you have one, to keep them from sliding.  Then, I added the cheese {a large pinch} and sausage {heaping tablespoon} to the jars.

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Then you will add the egg mixture to the jars.  I used approximately 2.5 tablespoons to each jar.  You want it to cover the sausage and cheese, but not up to the top of the jar or you won’t be able to put lids on.

Pop them into a preheated  375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.  They will come out puffy, allow to cool slightly and serve.  You can also allow to cool completely and store in the refrigerator, pop them back in the oven to warm when ready to serve.

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MommyLisa said...

I am sorry - I am so hungry now! :P

Joanna said...

OMG! This is so CUTE!

Just A Normal Mom said...

What a very cool idea!

Tricia said...

This is a great idea! How did you get so smart??? I hope that your recovery is going well and that you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

OMG. I was hoping you would talk about these. I love making quiche. I am going to have to plan brunch or something for some girlfriends of mine!

Annastacia said...

This looks just fantastic. Thank you for sharing it!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Those look fantastic. My mom has always has a ton of canning supplies around so I'll have to go grab some jars and make this. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

SO Wonderful and SO Marvelous! :)

THese Quiche are just simply a great idea! my husband loves quiche. I always thought that they were a "ladylike" dish. I don't know why, but whenever I made them for a coffeeshop/diner place I worked at only the ladies ate them for the most part. My husband would love this if I did it for my daughter's birthday party! thanks for this great idea! Writing it down now and saving page now! :)

New Follower! Looking forward to seeing more posts from you! http://sophieandmomma.blogspot.com

Enjoying the Chaos said...

I have made mine in a muffin tin - but I love the portability of these!!!


Heather said...

This is really cute. Would be fun for a girls brunch get-together...if I ever had time to do something like that.

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

mmmm, i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to visit my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

The How To Mommy said...

Oh my gosh, those are the cutest thing ever! I have a recipe swap blog hop called Tasty Thursdays that you should link up with!

Digger said...

Hello! I found your blog through the Follower Fest going on at Casey's. I'm now a follower of your blog too. That is awesome!! Makes me hungry!

Digger ~xoxo~

Anonymous said...

This is toooo cute and yummy at the same time :)

Following you through the followfest.


Carissa said...

Perfect, I've never made quiche before and this might be the ticket to my first attempt, so thank you for that!

Found you through the followers fest, and happy I did :)


Unknown said...

Love this idea! Going to pin this to pinterest. New follower from followers fest :)

Mae said...

Found you on FF. These look amazing!!!!

mamasam said...

Made this tonight with cheese, asparagus and ham...delicious! Have you frozen them unbaked? I assembled one just to test in the freezer and am curious to see if the crust will still bake up nicely. Your method of fitting the crust is the easiest way to do these pies/quiches in a jar. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Mamasam, I would LOVE to hear how that turns out! I am making them for our Mother's Day brunch, so if I can make them in advance that would be awesome!

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