I haven't always been so lucky. Living with Doug's parents after college, I discovered that his dad isn't a fan of breakfast for dinner. Big breakfast on Sunday morning? Sign him up! Breakfast for dinner- not a chance. I can think of maybe two times I managed to sneak it in while I was living there. He loved to give me a hard time about it. And I always get some laughs when I threaten to serve breakfast as dinner when they come to visit.
These pies are a fun breakfast option. They're easy for as fancy as you can make the presentation which makes these little mini breakfast pies perfect for a brunch or special breakfast. Or, for a thrown together dinner when you have an extra pie crust kicking around the fridge!
Mini Breakfast Pies (Weight Watchers = 5 PP per serving)
makes 8 servings
- 1 pie crust
- 5 eggs
- 3 T milk
- 1/2 t parsley
- 1/4 t garlic powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/4 t pepper
- 2 slices of deli ham, chopped
- shredded cheddar
- chopped green pepper
- chopped tomato
- green onion
- Find a glass or round cookie/biscuit cutter that's a little bit larger than your muffin tin. Cut out 8 little pie crusts and tuck them into the muffin tin taking care not to trap any air underneath the crust.
- Divide the chopped ham into the muffin tins.
- Add peppers, tomatoes, onions, and a little bit of cheddar in each cup.
- Mix up the eggs, milk, and seasonings.
- Using a 1/4 measuring cup, add just under a 1/4 cup of egg mixture to each cup.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until eggs are thoroughly done and just browned on top.
- After the mini pies have cooled for a couple minutes, run a knife around the edge of each cup to fee the pie. Serve warm and let extras cool on a pie rack so the bottoms don't get soggy.
Served up with a delicious fruit salad and a hot cup of coffee, these pies really are a lovely breakfast treat. I can't wait to have an excuse to make these and arrange them on a cute cake plate for a breakfast party or brunch. Sounds like it's time to get the girls together!
Do you ever make breakfast for dinner? What's your family's preference: savory or sweet breakfasts? Phee likes eggs, but I think she'll take a plate full of maple syrup over anything else any day!
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