Monday, June 14, 2010

Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry

(Found here along with a fruit salad and blueberry almond muffins)

•1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
•3 tablespoons butter, divided
•2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
•10 eggs
•1/4 cup heavy cream
•3/4 cup bottled Alfredo sauce
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•1 cup shredded Swiss or Colby cheese

 Optional Toppings:
•Crisply cooked crumbled bacon
•Chopped chives
•Chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Unfold the puff pastry sheet and place on work surface. Cut into 9 equal squares using a sharp knife. Turn muffin cups upside down and drape the squares over alternate cups (to give the pastry room to expand). Gently press the dough to form around the cups.

Bake for 4-6 minutes or until pastry is set and very light golden brown. Let cool for 3 minutes, then invert into wire rack to cool completely. Cover and let stand at room temperature.

Using 1 tablespoon butter, grease a 1-1/2 quart baking dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and set aside. In large bowl, combine eggs with heavy cream; beat until frothy.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add eggs to hot butter; cook and stir until eggs are set but still moist. Remove from heat and fold in Alfredo sauce; do not combine completely. Place in prepared baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pastry cups on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle egg mixture with salt and pepper and fold in gently. Spoon egg mixture into pastry cups and sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until eggs are hot in the center (140 degrees F on instant-read thermometer), and pastry is deep golden brown on bottom and edges.

Offer a selection of toppings and let each diner choose for herself.

Serves 6-8

** When I made this for Christmas breakfast for my husband and I, I cut the recipe almost in 1/2 and put onion and green peppers in the eggs and topped with chives before baking rather than having a selection of toppings.

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