One of the easiest ways to make finger foods for your baby is to grate foods using a cheese grater. A great finger food for babies who are eating eggs, ok with dairy and ok with wheat is an Apple Ham Cheddar Quiche. Ok, these 2 topics really go together even though it doesn’t seem like it right now!
Today I was making the quiche when I went to look for my cheese grater, to no avail. So I rummaged through my drawer and found my julienne peeler. I tried it out on the apple first, good to go. Then I tried it out on the block of sharp cheddar I had, again I was good to go.
As I was looking at the cheese, I thought what a brilliant and easy way to get cheese and apple finger food! The cheese comes out as one long shaving that you then tear apart to get the little slivers. If you are careful, you can peel them apart just a wee bit and viola! you have Santa’s beard – but I digress.
SO now you have an easy way to shave or grate finger food when you don’t feel like chopping or when you lose your cheese grater (please don’t ask me how I could lose my cheese grater!)
Now onto the Apple Ham Cheddar Quiche recipe
*Freezes well – make 2 and have some ready for breakfast (or dinner) in a hurry!
- 1 9 inch pie shell
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup grated apple, raw
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 3/4-1 cup of cubed ham, crumbled via a food processor
- 1 3/4 cups of half half
- pepper to taste
- pinch of nutmeg
- quick shake of salt
- Preheat oven to 400 F degrees
- Put the pastry shell in a pie dish, prick bottom with fork and bake for 5 minutes
- Remove pie shell
- Add ham, cheese and apple to the pie shell
- Mix eggs, half half and the spices until very frothy
- Pour egg mix over the waiting pie shellquiche
- Bake for 25-35 minutes and don’t forget to wrap the crust with foil half way through baking if you don’t want burned crust (yeah, I forgot this step )
You can substitute 1% milk for the half-n-half Allergens: Egg, Dairy