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Monday, February 16, 2009

Bacon, Cheese & Egg Biscuit Cups

I've had the idea for these cups floating around in my head for a long time. I've always loved appetizer-type dishes made with canned crescent rolls or biscuits. However, I wanted to be able to make similar dishes with a made-from-scratch dough. So I finally tackled that project this weekend and I am so happy with the way they turned out.

This recipe makes 2 dozen, so there are plenty to stick in the freezer to enjoy later. We reheated a frozen batch for lunch today and they turned out wonderfully! These are definitely versatile enough for breakfast or lunch.

Bacon, Cheese & Egg Biscuit Cups
For Biscuit Dough:
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
1. In a large bowl, whisk or sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and egg until dough comes together. Knead a few times by hand and set aside.

For Filling:
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • To taste: hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper...or any other seasonings you'd like to add
1. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Stir in cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add other ingredients and stir to combine.

To assemble:

1. Using about 2 T. of biscuit dough at a time, press into the bottom, and 3/4 of the way up the sides, of lightly greased muffin tins. Pre-bake at 400 degrees for 3 minutes.
2. Pour 1/4 c. egg mixture into each pre-baked biscuit cup and bake for 12-15 minutes longer, until eggs are completely set and biscuit cups are slightly browned.
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41 comments:

Deanna said...

I love prebaking items for my boys to put in the freezer for their breakfast. They do not enjoy cold breakfast items like cereal so I know that they will enjoy these. Thanks!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh my friend - I am loving those!! I make "italian motzerella" meatloaf ones all the time, but egg and cheese - I am definitely doing those this week. :)

Budget Bella said...

These look so yummy!! Great Pictures too!!

5intow said...

Those look amazing, and from scratch, too! Usually it seems when I find a recipe like this it starts with "pop open the tube . . ." I can't wait to try this!

Thanks for sharing,
~Erin

Remodeling Guy said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for posting this on Tasty Tuesday. That's one thans each for the two boys and one man who will appreciate this for years to come!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Yes, the Remodeling Guy comment above is my husband. He loves food and your biscuit cups look amazing! What a great post! Thanks for joining us again! We love having your great food!
-Kim

Robyn said...

All I have to say is ... YUM.
Thanks for posting!

Lori said...

I saw your link on Blissfully Domestic.

This recipe sounds yummy; I think I'll try it on my mother in law when she comes to visit. Thanks!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Double yum! I look forward to trying these out...when I can.

creative gal said...

Those look great!!

L2L said...

This looks so yummy and a perfect solution for early breakfast mornings, can't wait to try these out!!!!

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

I love cooking in my cupcake pans. What a cool idea, I will have to try this for my kids!

FromThe Creek said...

That sounds so good!

Sherry said...

Ooh, this sounds delish! I love being able to have something to pop in the micro for the kids in the morning.

Have a great Tuesday!
Sherry

Susie said...

What a yummy tackle!!

shopannies said...

thankyou for sharing another great recipe. I love this one because it can be served at breakfast or breakfast for supper

thanks

Kristen said...

These look delicious - and how wonderful that you can freeze them, a perfect grab, nuke and go breakfast idea!

Lisa said...

My daughter would have liked one of those to grab this morning, instead of the Luna Bar she ate.

Jerralea said...

This looks so awesome! I'm definitely going to be trying this. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Okay, awesome is really all I can come up with, to say about this recipe. Great recipe and idea. Thanks for always generously sharing your new recipes with us!!

Jaime said...

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Hi, thanks for the recipe! Do you reheat them in the oven or microwave?

Lynn said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us :)

Brooke said...

that sounds great!! :)

Just another SAHM said...

Oh yeah, I'm so excited about this because I love having easy single servings in the freezer. I've only made these 'crustless' so I'm def. going to try your biscuit recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Oh those look delicious! I am so into that - and from the moment I read "canned" I started thinking about how to do it with from scratch dough, but I don't even have to do that. I'm grabbing this one for the "to make" pile. Thanks!

Alisa said...

Those look wonderful! I am so making some to eat and freeze soon. Thanks Kate!

Katie said...

Those look great, I love how I can make a batch and then have them ready to go for during the weekday morning rush. That is if there are any leftover! I have to admit, that I'll be using crust from a can though!

lana said...

OH I'd give almost anything to have one of those right now.

itsahumanzoo said...

Great recipe! I definitely need more breakfast items that I can freeze and they can eat later. My husband is notorious for skipping breakfast if we're out of cereal!

Tiffany @ allthatblooms.net said...

Ohh, those look tasty!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

This looks like something I would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

Tasha said...

These look so good! I will definitely try these soon! Thank you!

jaime said...

I just made these for my sons. I called them breakfast cupcakes, they loved them!

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

I love the idea of having so many extras to freeze and reheat for a "quick" breakfast later on. I may have to try these!!!

AudreyO said...

Wow, this looks so good. I'm still visiting all of the blogs from Bloggy Carnival and just loving spending time reading and learning. I love to cook and love using refrigeratred biscuits and croissants.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Wow! Great idea!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

yum.

Rachel R. said...

This looks fantastic; thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Those look droolingly good!

Wifey Dessert said...

I just wanted to let you know that we love love love these at my house!! we eat them every morning on the go :)

if you don't mind I would like to post a link in my blog letting my readers know about them and how much we like them. i will link to you of course :)

Marie said...

Wow; these are awesome. I love that it's made from scratch. I used whole wheat flour and it still came out great. I was making to freeze and my husband loved them so much, he ate them for dinner as they were coming out of the oven. I love being able to make things like this to freeze, for him and the kids. Thanks for sharing!