Breakfast hand pies are the perfect way to start the day! Recently, I was approached to enter yet another exciting recipe challenge. This time, using Wick’s Pies 9″ Dough Circles. The chosen home chefs (food bloggers) are tasked to create three original recipes using Wick’s Pies frozen pie crust. These Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pies will be my entry for the Breakfast Category.
The dough was super easy to work with and made for the most perfect, flaky vessel to house this creamy egg custard mixture. The egg mixture is the same I use in my Asparagus Gruyère Quiche. A more traditional breakfast combination of ham and cheese was sprinkled with diced jalapeños, for a hint of spice. I love that savory pies are making their delicious mark on the breakfast table!
Wick’s Pies was started in the mid-1940’s by Duane “Wick” Wickersham. They were, and are still, well-known for their Sugar Cream Pies. It’s a family-owned and operated business that employees over 70 people. Staying true to their values of making high-quality products with exceptional customer service, Wick’s has grown the business to wholesalers and online customers.
If you are ever in, or near Winchester, Indiana be sure to stop by Mrs. Wick’s Restaurant to taste a few of their amazing pies, or take a few home!
BREAKFAST PIES USING WICK’S FROZEN PIE CRUST
You might be familiar with the phrase, “waste not, want not.” Almost every single piece of pie crust was used to create these yummy ham and cheese breakfast bites. Think these savory breakfast pies are hard to make? They are not! Actually, they are fairly easy given the use of a pre-made pie crust.
Wanna know what I love most about this frozen pie crust from Wick’s Pies? The dough thaws on the counter within about five minutes. No worries if you forget to defrost in the fridge the night before. The dough is super easy to work with and bakes up light, and flaky.
Cut circles in the pie dough using a biscuit cutter to line the bottom and sides of the muffin tin. Extra dough can be used to add a rustic flair to the edges!
SAVORY HAM AND CHEESE BREAKFAST PIES
Do we all agree, breakfast is the most important meal of the day? If you are looking to up your breakfast or brunch game, these protein-packed breakfast pies are filling and will keep you fueled all morning long. Also, you can enjoy these individual quiches for a hearty brunch, or an afternoon snack!
Even though I used diced ham, Gruyère and diced jalapeños to create these savory breakfast treats, feel free to use your favorite breakfast fillings. Sausage, bacon, bell peppers, onions and/or mushrooms would all be great alternatives and/or additions. Vermont white cheddar, Swiss or sharp cheddar are great alternatives to Gruyère.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to three days, making this hearty breakfast dish perfect for meal prep. Freeze up to three months.
Reheat easily in the microwave!
This recipe for Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pies can also be adapted to use in mini or small muffin tins!Print
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