This Pastry Puff Breakfast Cup contains scrambled eggs and cheese stuffed inside a flaky pastry puff shell.
Very easy to make with simple ingredients.
Serve as a side or main dish for breakfast lunch or dinner. Pairs well with crispy bacon, sausage (pork or turkey), ham, and hash browns.
Pastry puff shells are baked whole. Simply remove from package, separate along perforations, place on a baking sheet and bake.
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I did not use parchment paper. The puffs baked to flaky perfection and did not stick to the pan. Easily removed! You may use parchment paper if desired.
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Puff Pastry Breakfast Cup
- 3 each Puff Pastry Shells
- 3 medium eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk whole or 2%
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil or use olive oil
- honey for drizzling optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Separate puff pastry shells and arrange on ungreased baking sheet. If desired, line with parchment paper. Bake according to instructions on back of package. I reduced oven temp to 400 (package suggests 425 degrees) for even baking in my oven. Adjust your oven temp if necessary.
- While pastry shells are baking, prepare scrambled eggs and cheese.
- In medium sized bowl, thoroughly combine 3 eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, milk (whole or 2%), salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Place 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil (or olive oil) in a medium sized skillet. Warm over "low" heat until hot.
- Pour egg mixture into hot greased skillet. Increase heat to medium. Use a rubber spatula to turn eggs and cheese for 2-3 minutes. "Scramble" by breaking into small pieces with spatula. Cook 2 minutes longer if hard scrambled eggs are preferred. Remove from heat. Set aside.
- Remove baked puff pastry shells from oven. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully remove tops which will come out easily.
- Fill each shell with scrambled cheese and eggs. Serve immediately.