Brunch: it’s sweet, it’s savory. For this month’s Recipe Redux Monthly theme of brunch, I had a hard time deciding which way to go, because I have always been a sweet and savory kind of girl. I like pineapple on my pizza. I like eating sweet peanut butter on whole grain bread with my hearty chili. I have a feeling that my kids are just like me in that way. A little sweet and a little savory.
This recipe has Alfresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage, my favorite leaner sausage with 70% less fat compared to pork sausage. And savory Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar, of course any aged cheddar would work here, but there is something I love about this brand.
Enter Mini Spinach Quiches.
These little bites made me think of my own bridal and baby showers: fun times with friends and family, celebrating some of the happiest moments in my life.
Not only can I bring these little bites to a brunch shower, I have found my new go-to gift for bridal and baby showers: Secrets to Happier Families. Each chapter (I am only three chapters in) has such wise words, I wish I had read them a few years ago! But never too late.
Enjoy these sweet and savory treats at your next shower.
1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2/3 cup Tickler brand aged Cheddar cheese
2 large style links Alfresco chicken apple sausage, finely chopped
1 (6-ounce) puff pastry sheet
4 large eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out puff pastry on cutting board and cut 24 -30 small circles (use a glass or cookie cutter) out of dough. (May have to re-roll scraps to get enough circles). Lay circles into mini muffin tins.
2. Combine spinach, onion and cheese. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon evenly into each puff pastry circle. Sprinkle chopped chicken sausage over spinach mixture.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper. Ladle one tablespoon into each puff pastry muffin tin.
4. Bake 20-30 minutes (or 50-60 minutes if desire a pie plate size) or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Down-to-Earth Dietitian.