Lucky Clover Quiche * low carb * gluten free * feingold

Have you ever tried to find a food to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that does not contain green food dye?  Not easy.   St Patricks day recipe for shamrock shaped quiche I found this on Pinterest and I thought I could adapt it to be a low carb version and something we would all enjoy.

I used my low carb pie crust recipe I had just figured out for my low carb Lemon Meringue Pie and adapted a spinach quiche recipe for the filling.

how to make clover shaped quiche

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Lucky Clover Mini Quiches

Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 large egg
    For the Filling
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  3. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring.
  5. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
  6. Beat eggs and milk together, season with salt, pepper.
  7. Add onion mixture, spinach and Gruyère to egg mixture, mix well.
  8. Mix all crust ingredients with the back of a fork.
  9. When well mixed, form into a ball using your hands.
  10. Line 4 cups of a muffin pan individually with foil and then press dough into each cup.
  11. Shape each mini crust to have a pinched side. You may need to use a couple of small bits of rolled up foil in the cup to hold the shape.
  12. Fill each cup with quiche mixture.
  13. Fold foil over the outside edges of the crust to prevent burning.
  14. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
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