An Amazing Ham and Egg Cup Recipe

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This ham and egg cup recipe bakes delicious treats that rise up gloriously high in the oven, then slump gently as they cool. Serve with toasted gluten-free bread and fruit for breakfast, or a zesty arugula salad for brunch. I decided to call them Danish, in honor of the classic Dane flavor combination of dill & Havarti cheese.

Recipe card & instructions updated 3/24/22.

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I often make myself a little omelet for breakfast–one egg, one slice of ham, fresh herbs and a light sprinkling of cheese. It’s quite petite, compared to the three-egg, cheese-laden heap that arrives when I order an omelet from a restaurant. But it’s the perfect size for me, not to mention filling and delicious. However, even the best breakfasts get a little tiresome after awhile.

So last week, in an effort to mix things up a bit, I turned my omelet inside out! I used a ham slice to create a bowl, and filled it with an egg, beaten with a little crème fraiche, dill, Havarti cheese and sliced spring onions–flavors that make my mouth sing.

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As they were cooking they filled my kitchen with the most amazing and cozy aroma of baked ham. They came out of the oven gloriously high and mighty, then settled into a relaxed, slumped state…much like our Sunday mornings. I loved them. So much, in fact, that I think I’ll make this ham and egg cup recipe for Easter brunch (and probably just for myself before that too). I decided to call them Danish Ham & Egg Cups, because the flavor profile–dill & Havarti cheese–reminded me so much of my Danish grandfather.

So tell me, how do you like your eggs?

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Danish Ham & Egg Cups w/ Dill & Havarti Cheese

Alison Needham
These ham and egg cups bake up gloriously high in the oven, then slump gently as they cool. Serve with toasted gluten-free bread and fruit for breakfast, or a zesty arugula salad for brunch. I decided to call them Danish, in honor of the classic Dane flavor combination of dill & Havarti cheese.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 servings
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray 6 compartments in a muffin pan with gluten-free cooking spray. Gently line the tin with the slices of ham, creating a bowl shape. Set aside.
  • Beat the eggs lightly with a whisk. Whisk in the cheese, crème fraîche, scallions, dill, salt and pepper until evenly combined.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared ham cups.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until the eggs are puffed and lightly golden brown (and cooked through). Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then gently lift from the pan and serve immediately. Garnish with extra dill if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 13gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 561mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 321IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Ham and Egg Cups
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9 Comments

  1. What a beautiful way to have eggs and ham for Easter Sunday Brunch…all dolled up! LOVE the food photography and props, Ali! I need that pink woven placemat…badly. So vintage-y. That’s it…I’m coming over to raid your CSA box AND prop closet! xo

    1. I love pink! Especially in spring. And I would welcome a box & prop closet raid…anytime. 🙂

      1. LOL! I’m on my way! Seriously…there’s something about pink, green, cream and yellow (lavender, too) that just makes my heart sing this time of year. Happy 1st Day of Spring! 🙂 xo

  2. Made these first thing I saw the recipe and knew I had the ingredients — awesome! Would not have thought to make the ham be the ingredient holder, but it worked very well and the end result was delicious — will definitely make again!

  3. Alison, do you use deli ham from the counter or from a package? These look great, thinking of serving them for a ladies brunch.

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