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A recipe for mini quiche hand pies. Baked quiche pockets recipe. A recipe for Quiche Pockets with a Mornay Sauce. Quiche Pockets recipe with a Mornay Sauce. Quiche Pockets with a Mornay Sauce recipe. Hi Guys! Today we have quiche pockets for you! Think old school hot pockets, but breakfast-style, tasty, with a fun new shape! (I totally grew up on hot pockets, so I’m really not one to judge) I like to think of this as the most portable way to eat quiche! I know there are the little quiche bites you can make in a mini muffin tin, but these are much more fun and much more conducive to dipping… oh yea, there’s totally a cheesy dipping sauce for this. I mean why not, right?

You’ll all notice in the recipe that it says to create sort of a filling “paste,” it might sound off, but it’s very important the filling be thick and not runny at all because we’re not “cupping” these into anything. It’s best for the filling be thick so when you’re forming your pockets things are easier to handle and you’re not left with an eggy mess. Don’t worry though because there will still be lots of yummy egg goodness in the pockets once they bake up.

I’ve also had a few questions in the past each time I make a cheese sauce of sorts because I always toss my grated cheese into lemon juice. Why do I do this? Because tossing the cheese in a bit of acid will make it so your cheese sauce is nice and smooth and not stringy at all. I do hate a stringy sauce, so this is the perfect way to prevent it.

I’m sure most of us will be brunching this Sunday, whether we celebrate Easter or not, and these are the perfect brunch-y like snacks to bring to whatever get together you may be going to. They also freeze and reheat well, so you could make a whole batch of these quiche pockets, freeze half of them and pop them out whenever you want a really eggy, yummy snack! Not into the alsacienne-like filling? Don’t worry! Create whatever filling you want according to your taste, just remember the importance of the thick filling! Enjoy! xx, Jenny

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Quiche Pockets with a Mornay Sauce
Makes 14 to 16

flaky pie crust (dough):
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
1 cup smoked ham, diced
1 yellow onion, lightly caramelized
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon whole milk
2 ounces gruyere cheese, coarsely grated
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
black pepper-mornay sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
4 to 5 ounces gruyere cheese, coarsely grated
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. For pie dough: Place flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add butter and cut into the dry ingredients using your fingers or a pastry knife until a fine mealy texture forms. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing, until the dough just comes together. Form dough into a flat disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes before using.
2. For filling: Place ham and onions into a small mixing bowl and toss together. Add eggs and milk and mix together. Fold in cheeses until fully incorporated. (you should have more of a loose paste texture, instead of a runny filling). Season with salt and pepper and set aside until ready to use.
3. To assemble: Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll chilled dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface. Roll until slightly thinner than 1/8 inch thick . Cut out 4 inch circles, using a circle cutter, and fill the center of each circle with 1-2 tablespoons of filling. Continue until all of the dough and filling have been used. (For egg wash: In a small mixing bowl beat together 1 egg and 2 tablespoon water.) Brush egg wash around the edge of each circle and fold together. Egg wash the sealed seam and starting from one edge push the seam over and squeeze the dough slightly. Use the dough you have squeezed and fold it over the seam again. Continue squeezing and folding until you have crimped the entire seam of the quiche pocket. Place pockets onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment, and pierce the top of each to allow steam to escape, while baking. Place pockets in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Brush the tops with remaining egg wash and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and the filling has set. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
4. For mornay sauce: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over surface and whisk together for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the milk and whisk together until no lumps remain and the mixture is thick enough to coast the back of a spoon. Toss cheeses in lemon juice and whisk into the béchamel sauce. Continue to whisk until no lumps remain. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Serve as a dipping sauce for quiche pockets.

  1. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    I wish I had 10 of these right now. Just to eat all by myself.

  2. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM. Such a good idea.

  3. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife Not Specified Not Specified

    Gorgeous pictures! I am officially STARVING.

  4. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    Holllly cow, yes please!

  5. Z Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful – your blog and food looks amazing!


  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Everything in these pockets is a good idea. Yum!

  7. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow great tip about the lemon juice! I love hot pockets, pizza pockets, pizza rolls, really any self contained snack! The only bad thing with those is I can never wait for it to cool so molten hot pizza sauce usually burns my tongue! You think I would learn by now! These are soooo way better than all those.

  8. Ellen Not Specified Not Specified

    It involves crust and cheese? I’m in.

  9. Tahny Not Specified Not Specified

    Super yummy! My husband just asked me to go make them for him!

  10. Laurie {SimplyScratch} Not Specified Not Specified

    You had me at mornay sauce… and quiche pockets…. you get the idea.

  11. Lindsey (Lou Lou Biscuit) Not Specified Not Specified

    These are really beautiful! What a great idea. I grew up on hot pockets too. It’s the grown up, more sophisticated version.

  12. Toyota Smith Not Specified Not Specified

    These look absolutely delicious, will make these for lunch tomorrow as we have a ridiculous amount of eggs to use (the joys of living in the beautiful countryside) x

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  14. Megan | Eats Daily Not Specified Not Specified

    I was JUST looking up ideas for quiche with ham. Nothing looked that interesting so I took a break and decided to catch up on some blog reading and this happened! THANK YOU! I am making it asap.

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  16. Kendra | apartment 302 Not Specified Not Specified

    I think I would love this more than I already love regular quiches!

  17. Ted Not Specified Not Specified

    WOW, Quiche Pockets… and the pictures… simply gorgeous.

  18. Rochelle Hutchinson Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds so cool, I have to try this

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  20. Eri Not Specified Not Specified

    How do you get such a perfect crimp on the edges?

  21. monica young Not Specified Not Specified

    I wanted to make these hand pies into larger 5 inch size would I have to double the dough & filling amounts to get the same amount of pies?
    these are dream come true, who would have thought quiche in a portable hand pie!
    thank you

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