Mini Crab Quiches with Crab and Lime

Bite size crab-lime-quiche-bliss

These Mini Crab Quiches are delightful airy little bites with a subtle zesty flavour. These tiny quiches come together in no time at all; they can be made in advance; served at room temperature.

They really are fabulous appetizers for a party or picnic. (Together with a couple of nice wines and a few more nibbles they will even turn your home owner meeting into a party… I discovered the other week).


(slightly adapted from ”Kitchen Classics: Picnic Hamper”)
36 mini quiches (I have never tried but expect you should have about 12-16 muffin size quiches)

Puff pastry – about 3 sheets of ready-made puff pastry (or 1/6 of a batch of rough puff pastry)
2 eggs
185ml cream
zest of 1 lime
3 tsp lime juice
200g crabmeat (1 can)
1 tbsp chives, chopped
pepper, salt



  1. Heat oven to 210C.
  2. Cut circles out of pastry and line muffin tin.
  3. Whisk eggs briefly. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden.
  6. After removing the quiches from the oven tip each muffin slightly. This will make sure the pastry is flaky (instead of soft) after cooling.
  7. Allow to cool to room temperature.

    • afracooking said:

      Thank you! I actually made another lot for a party this weekend and they were gone within no time.

  1. Liz said:

    Another great recipe. I love the simplicity of this recipe. You have many great recipe waiting for me to try out….

    • afracooking said:

      I guess that is one good thing about not posting regularly – the old favourites get some attention 😉 Glad you like the recipe. It really is one of those store cupboard life savers that can be whipped up in no time when you have unexpected guests.

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