Cocktail Quiches

Pastry Shells:
1/2 c. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. plus 2 T. flour
1 1/2 T. sesame seeds
1/4 t. salt

Filling:
1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated
4 T. green onions, including the tops
2 T. sweet red peppers, finely chopped
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 c. half and half
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
2 T. Parmesan cheese
dash of chipotle Tabasco sauce

Pastry:
Combine butter and cream cheese and beat until smooth. Stir in flour sesame seeds and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Shape into 36 1 inch balls. Place in lightly greased mini-muffin pan. Shape each into a shell.

Filling: Combine cheddar, Parmesan, green onions and red peppers. Spoon evenly into the bottom of the shells. Combine eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and Tabasco. Pour evenly over the top of the first combination in each shell–filling three-fourths full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes or until set.

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Holly loves her job as wife to Chris and mom to Noah, Kylie, Tabor and Sydney. God has gifted Holly with a love of all things creative ~ from painting and wall papering to scrapbooking and design work. In addition to co-founding and managing A Martha Heart, she designs web pages (www.crownlaiddowndesigns.com) and marketing pieces. She also authored a devotional blog, now closed, called Crown Laid Down. Holly and her family make their home within site of year 'round snow-capped mountains in Colorado. She can be reached by emailing Holly (AT) a martha heart (DOT) com or connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollyGorinSmith

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