Dubliner Spinach Artichoke Mini Quiche

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Sorry my post is late today! Lately I've been pretty good about posting on the same days/same times, but today I'm off. I blame it on my cupcake baking spree last night that went way too late.

The bad news is I'm tired, but the good news is I have forty-eight cupcakes sitting in my kitchen. Now I get to give them away. Wheee!

I had to have something to do last night since my computer was being worked on by my IT boyfriend. I picked up a virus when I was searching online for a documentary about Amish people. That'll teach me! I think an Amish person planted the virus so I wouldn't find out too much about their lives. They're private people.

I don't understand why people make up viruses. I think that's horrible! They're horrible, awful people and they should be ashamed of themselves. Why would they want to make so many people miserable and frustrated? I don't get it.

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Another thing I don't get: HGTV. Everyone loves HGTV. My mom loves HGTV.
Am I the only one who doesn't get it? I've been watching all day and it seems like every show is the same show with different titles and hosts. It's always a just out of college-couple looking for an $800,000 home by the ocean. And they're always so picky! Is the eighties-style bathroom tile really so bad? I mean, you're right on the beach, you have a pool, and the house is huge.

It seems very unrealistic to me. Maybe the couples are actors.

Maybe I'll get more into HGTV when I'm thinking about buying a home in the future? I feel like if I was going to like HGTV, I would already like it by now.

Another rant. WEDDINGS.

I could go on and on about this one. I think I'll save that for another post. But basically, they're a huge headache. I'm a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding next week. I've spent a lot time helping her, shopping, planning, etc. I couldn't imagine how much time and money she has spent on it.

I made these Dubliner Spinach Artichoke Mini Quiche for her bridal shower two weeks ago. When I left the shower, the tray was empty. I take that as a good sign.

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These mini quiche are so good! I love mini quiche, don't you? They're the perfect party food. For these mini quiche, I used a puff pastry shell filled with a mixture of Dubliner cheese, cream cheese, fresh spinach, marinated artichoke hearts, and eggs.

Have you had Kerrygold Dubliner cheese before? This was my first time trying it, and I really enjoyed it.
I think because I'm Irish.

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It's creamy, buttery and has a bite to it. Kind of like a creamier parmesan?

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Spinach.
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Spinach seems to go in just about everything. I use it in salads, vegetable dishes, pasta, pizza. I even made one of those green smoothies with it.
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After filling your mini muffin pan with puff pastry rounds and the spinach filling, you bake them for a short ten minutes at 400 degrees. And voila! You have mini quiche that are better than Nancy's! Or maybe not... I love her mini quiche, too.

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Dubliner Spinach Artichoke Mini Quiches

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
Cornmeal, for rolling
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1 cup finely grated Dubliner cheese
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup finely chopped marinated artichoke hears
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 2 (24 cup) mini muffin pans with cooking spray.

Roll out puff pastry thinly on a surface dusted with cornmeal. Cut rounds out of puff pastry and fit into muffin cups. (You'll need a tiny round cookie cutter or an object that you can cut with... a shot glass would work.)

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese until creamy - about 1 minute. Beat in eggs until combined. Beat in cheese, spinach, artichoke, butter, salt and pepper until well combined. Divide mixture into cups.

Bake 10 minutes or until cooked through and light golden brown around edges.

Makes 48 mini quiche


33 comments:

  1. Dubliner is my husband's favorite cheese! I hadn't heard of the Kerrygold butter until you mentioned it recently, but we will definitely be trying some soon!

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  2. You know, I don't get HGTV either. I much prefer the Food Network.. =)

    And those quiches look yummy! I can definitely see why they evaporated from the tray at the shower!

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  3. I love all your new savory dishes! Good for you Sugar Plum! I'm sure you get this a lot, but I feel like I know you since I read your blog everyday. Anyway, keep all the deliciousness coming, and your Cheesecake S'More Bars are incredible. Just sayin'.

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  4. People who make viruses sucks. Amish people rule. I think it's awesome that you are so intrigued with them right now. I'm going through the same thing. I totally think if I could just be Amish for a year I would become ultra healthy and lose tons of weight.

    Also I would like to weight in about the HGTV. Only recently have I started watching the channel. I agree that it's a lot of house hunting with picky ppl but I can't stop watching sometimes. I have no idea why.

    Now...finally onto the quiche. It looks amazing and oh so very easy to make. I first used Dubliner this year and I found it to be tasty but a little strong for my taste. My boyfriend really enjoyed it. I think in the quiche I would really enjoy it.

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  5. I've always wanted to know the secret to the whoopie pies the Amish at the farmer's market sell, but I guess I'd better not Google it to find out!

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  6. Oh my gosh, these are so cute and I love them. I just provided a bunch of food for a bridal shower, these would have been great. Next one, for sure. Love how cute they are and they sound delicious!

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  7. Oh I LOVE quiche and these cute little mini ones are a MUST try! :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

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  8. Well, I don't own a tv. But...I do watch those kinds of shows at the gym. All of those reality-esque shows where fifteen year old girls shriek about not getting the mercedes they wanted or the top 40 rapper they are oh so in love with to sing at their party. Sigh. What is this world COMING to?!?!?

    This quiches are super cute though. I'd be thrilled if I spotted them at any future bridal shower of mine.

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  9. I am amazed that you even snuck artichoke hearts into this already amazing looking recipe! Pictures look great.

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  10. You may just have a little bit of Irish in you Emily, and yes I do love mini quiches, dislike weddings and have never seen HGTV:D

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  11. oh yum! these do look sublimely yummy!!! you rock, girl!!

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  12. These little quiches looks pretty awesome to me... And no you're not the only one who doesn't like HGTV!

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  13. oh emily...it's amazing!

    i love artichokes and that cheese, yes, it's sooo good!

    i love your photography. You have great LIGHTING! My lighting in my house...sucks. I have lights/lamps but nothing is as good as real lighting. Even in photo editing. Also what lens do you shoot with for these types of shots? A Macro and then do you edit with lightroom? Sorry for all the questions but your photography is just to die for!!

    :)

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  14. Hope you're able to rest up!! And I'm loving the mini quiche - cute and delicious :)

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  15. I love mini quiche!! I was so excited when I saw the title of this post, I kinda have a slight obsession with mini quiche right now! We are going to be having a tea party at the end of the month and are planning on having them on the menu.

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  16. I have never made quiche, but I absolutely LOVE it!

    And ... I agree with Averie. Your photography is always THE BEST!

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  17. Thanks everyone!

    Anna, you'll love it!

    Michael and Natalie, ohhh that's sweet! :) That makes me smile! I'm glad you liked the cheesecake bars! I suppose I should make some more cheesecake treats.

    Nutmeg Nanny, I'm not sure they eat that healthy. Do they?

    Liz, I don't think I've ever had a real whoopie pie before. Mmm.

    Joanne, no TV?!

    Averie, I'm flattered that you think my pictures are good! They really aren't that good! But thank you! I think your photography is just fine. I take picturs by the window in my bedroom. I like to take them in the late morning, early afternoon.
    I use a 60 mm macro lens for the close-ups. I edit my pictures through Picnik.com. It's free!

    Jen, I hope you like them! You could use pre-made puff pastry shells or phyllo shells. That would be easier.

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  18. These quiche have such a nice color! I should try it very soon!

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  19. I love HGTV! Yes, the shows are all the same, but I'm a sucker for "before and after" things.

    These quiche look yummy. I always think I'm being a good girl when I eat a mini quiche because they're so small, but then I end up eating about 10. oops :)

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  20. these look so cute and so easy to gobble down :)

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  21. omg too cute! now i won't need a fork when i eat quiche!

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  22. Just saw these on tastespotting...i KNEW from the moment i saw this post,these pics belonged there. Congrats :)

    And thanks for the lens/60 mm info, lighting, and picnik :)

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  23. I hate HGTV too. Where do these people get the money for those high-end renovations and million dollar homes? Just a great reminder of how poor the rest of us are!

    Weddings? I do love them. I haven't been in too many of them though, other than my own. I guess if I were always the bridesmaid the routine would get old fast. I do think some people make way too much of a big deal about the details and so much stuff is just way too over-the-top (saw an episode of "Platinum Weddings" once where the bride had FOUR dresses). Even elopements are becoming a big production. I told myself when I met Mr. Right I wouldn't care if I married him at the county courthouse in jeans. I told Kevin that when he asked me to marry him, but believe it or not, HE insisted we have a wedding. I didn't mind at all, but I thought it was funny.

    I love Dubliner cheese! I would love to eat these quiches. I'm sure if they all disappeared on you quickly and I was in the room, I would be the one to blame!

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  24. These look so delicious and amazing. A great idea for a party or just simply a appetizer for your friends and family. I love it! So glad I found your blog. Would love for you to join my recipe challenge this month. You can see the details on my blog sidebar! XO
    jessica
    www.kitchenbelleicious.com

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  25. Mmmmmm....I LOVE Dubliner cheese! I will have to save this recipe for September. I can't handle spinach right now because Baby N doesn't like it.

    I don't like HGTV either. So you are not alone!

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  26. I know that House Hunters on HGTV is staged. Out of the three homes shown, the buyers have already chosen one and it's usually in escrow, but they still look at two others for the sake of the show. On several of the others where people are "buying" homes, they actually aren't in the market at all...just "actors." It sucks...but is it anymore fake than some of the shows on Food Network that preach unrealistic things? I'm lookin' at your, Rachael Ray.

    I WILL be making these tiny quiches! Love your blog :)

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  27. Oh HGTV. Its the only thing on in the early morning that isn't news so I sometimes watch it. I just want to add to your comment about the young couples not liking the 80's style kitchens by bringing up the fact that a lot of the people on those shows also complain about the colors of the walls way too much!!!! Its called paint people! Sheesh! I just surprised myself by how passionate I should about this subject and the fact that I used the word sheesh :)

    Anyways, the quiche look great! Perfect shower food!!

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  28. I really need to buy a mini-muffin pan so I can make these. I love all kinds of quiche, but I've never had mini-quiche before. This sounds like a travesty I must correct! :)

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  29. Amy, I do the same thing...

    Rachel, aww that's nice! I'm glad you two had a nice wedding!

    Jen, I like your thinking!

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  30. those mini quiche look so good! maybe i'll make them to bring to an early easter get together with my family this weekend!

    i am obsesses with HGTV. you're right that a lot of the shows are the same (and unrealistic) but my favorites are the ones that they totally re-do a house or a specific room for just a little money and a lot of creativity. i don't have a house yet but its fun to see all of the things that are possible for not much money if you just get creative!

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  31. i agree re: weddings, dubliner, and spinach :) no strong feelings one way or the other on hgtv!

    fabulous little quiches!

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  32. sing it sister. i love everything about this post.

    love the recipe - i've been looking for savoury finger foods that i haven't tried before. why not make the mini quiches i've always loved (but... confession... used to by frozen)?

    as for hgtv + weddings. to each his own i guess. but all that planning (on both accounts) makes me want to whisk my sweetie away somewhere warm, easygoing and full of good food without all that hassle.

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  33. this is so awesome. my friend made this for me last week for my birthday and then I made it today, but in a bigger version. I just used the whole sheet of pastry, threw it in a pyrex, and added the filling. SO AMAZING. Can't wait to have it again for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for this!

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