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Bacon Spinach Quiche Bites Easy Recipe With Just Five Ingredients

baconmockquichecloseup-150x150These quiche bites are yummy and with just five ingredients easy too make and serve. I made these for a party and should have made more.

2 Eight Ounce Packages Cream Cheese
1/2 LB Bacon (not thick cut)
6 oz Frozen Spinach
2 packages Mini Fillo (Phyllo) Shells
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Bring Cream Cheese to room temperature or place in microwave until soft.

Defrost spinach and squeeze out all the water you can until almost dry. I put mine in a few paper towels and ring the water out.  Set aside.

Cut slices of bacon into small pieces and cook on med until crispy. Remove to drain on paper towels. Keep the drippings in pan.

With an electric mixer on high, beat cream cheese until fluffy, about a minute. Add about 4 tablespoons of the bacon drippings and mix again until the drippings are well incorporated. Add spinach and mix again until blended with cream cheese. Stir in by hand, the bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Use cooking spray lightly on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Place mini phyllo shells on baking sheet   Fill each shell just to the top, about a spoonful each. Sprinkle the tops with more Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until the Parmesan on top is turning beige.

Makes 45 appetizers



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Mini Cheesecakes Assorted Flavors Recipe

ID-10094717¾ Cup Box Yellow Cake Mix
2-3 TBS Butter melted
2 Pks 8 oz Cream cheese
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
½ Cup Sugar
1 inch Baking Paper Cups
Cupcake Pan

Put paper cups into the cupcake pan. In a bowl, mix the cake mix and butter together and press into the bottom of the paper cups.
With a mixer blend well the cream cheese, vanilla, eggs and sugar. Pour into cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove and let cool.
You make each one have an individual flavor by adding Almond extract or another extract in place of the vanilla by dividing the batter and adding each flavor.
For the toppings, you can use any pie filling, chocolate sauce or fresh fruit.

Serves 12

**Graham Cracker Crumbs can be used instead of the yellow cake mix. Use 2/3 cup crumbs to 2 Tablespoons butter. **

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