Mini Pumpkin Quiches

These orange-hued Pumpkin Quiches are a visual treat and a sneaky way to introduce the wholesome goodness of pumpkin into the kid’s diet. The sweetness is counterbalanced by salty feta cheese and crispy cured ham—a great, easy dish for the whole family!

These tiny pumpkin quiches are perfect for brunches, appetizers, or a delightful snack. A miniature version of quiche Lorraine but with a few twists, like a sweet pumpkin purée blended inside the egg mixture, making it ultra moist and sweet. Instead of the usual bacon bits, I’ve slightly cooked cured ham to make it crunchy, and feta cheese crumbled instead of the regular cheese to give this extra nice salty counterbalance and smooth touch. An easy, breezy autumnal dish for the whole family!

A Mini Version

pumpkin quiche

When I make new recipes, I always think of what I preferred as a kid. I remember always finding lovely, a quiche fresh out of the oven. I enjoyed looking at my mom cutting into it, wishing I could do it too! Those miniature versions make it much nicer for kids to dig into than a big precut piece. It’s all psychological, just like when the kids participate in a recipe; they tend to like it more. It’s all about perception with the little ones! Nobody wants just a piece. We want the whole thing!

The Moulds

To make mini quiches, you’ll need mini moulds. I use silicone ones, but you could also use metal versions with a bottom that detaches. Make sure to grease up your metal moulds before adding the pie dough. They measure about 2 cm (1 inch) thick and 10 cm large, but you could use a muffin tray too and make miniature versions. You can make many desserts, tarts, pies, or jelly in them; they are so valuable for a family kitchen! The Cooking time for a mini quiche is sensibly the same, although if you choose to go standard size, it’ll need more time to cook.

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Baby Version

This pumpkin quiches recipe is suitable for babies, too! Omit the ham and feta to keep the salt level low! It’s a lovely little bite for the baby to explore. Pumpkin being sweet, babies should dig right into this little quiche. Eggs are part of the list of allergens for babies; make sure to give small amounts the first time and monitor the baby for an hour or two after ingestion to ensure he’s okay. They must present these allergenic foods early so their little bodies can adjust. If you want to know all about eggs and babies, check this link!

Variation

I added some chilli powder on top of my Mini Pumpkin Quiches for grown-ups or adventurous kids, and it was great! So maybe leave a little chilli powder, like the mild Tajin spice mix (not sponsored), on the table just for people to spice it up a notch if they want to. I’m a big, sweet-spicy combo lover, so it was a hit for me, but I know my kids would probably never touch my food again if I spiced it up for them.

pumpkin quiche bite

Storage

Simply cover in plastic wrap until air-tight and leave in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also wrap and conserve in the freezer for a month or two.

FAQ

Can I use bacon and cheddar instead?

Yes, you can use bacon bits instead of the cured ham and regular cheddar instead of feta; then it would turn into a pumpkin quiche Lorraine. Still delicious!

Can I make a regular-size quiche with this recipe?

Yes! The quantities stay the same, but you must cook the quiche for fifteen more minutes.

Can I use canned pumpkin purée instead of fresh?

This is up to you, although make sure no sugar or spices are added to your canned pumpkin puree. It will save 25 minutes of cooking, although nothing tastes as good as a fresh veggie! So this choice is up to you.

Can I switch the pumpkin to butternut squash?

Yes, of course, both are equally delicious!

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Mini Pumpkin Quiches

A sweet and fluffy pumpkin quiches with bits of precooked cured ham and feta to balance all that sweetness! A Perfectly balanced dish the kids will love!
5 from 43 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: brise dough, cured, eggs free, feta, french, ham, kid-friendly, mini, pumpkin, quiche
Servings: 6 mini quiches
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Equipment

  • 6 Small 250ml tart moulds (silicone or metal)

Ingredients

  • 230 g pie dough rectangular
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g pumpkin cut into cubes
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 75 g feta
  • 50 g cured ham proscuitto or else
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the pumpkin pieces until tender in the oven at 200°C (400F°) for 20-25 minutes.
  • Extend your pie dough on a cutting board and cut a slightly larger circle than the moulds.
  • Had the pie dough to the bottom of each mould and cut the excess on top.
  • Cook the cured ham rapidly in the oven for 5-6 minutes at 200°C (400F°), just enough to get crunchy.
  • Blend with an immersion blender the pumpkin pieces into a purée.
  • Add the three eggs, cream, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  • Add crumbled feta and ham to each pie dough's bottom and cover with the egg mixture.
  • Cook on a rack at 180°C (375F°) for 10 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes before removing the mould and serving.

Video

Notes

Serve with a green salad or coleslaw.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Mini Pumpkin Quiches
Amount per Serving
Calories
338
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Trans Fat
 
0.02
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
117
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
390
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
193
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
2550
IU
51
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
98
mg
10
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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