This is an easy alternative to boiling when you need to make a lot of eggs at once. Red dots may appear on the shells and a little on the whites, but you can cut away those parts. The eggs still taste great.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Put 1 egg in each of 12 muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • Plunge baked eggs in a large bowl filled with ice water until cooled completely, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If your oven runs hot, you may need to reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

62.5 calories; 5.5 g protein; 0.3 g carbohydrates; 162.8 mg cholesterol; 130.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2013
Curiousity got to me, so I made 6 eggs in a disposable foil muffin tin. Since I read the reviews and my oven is not, I baked them @ 325 degrees for 25 minutes, then plunged them in ice water for 10 minutes, as instructed. Turned out perfectly! And I like my hard boiled eggs 'hard' - almost green. The eggs peel easy and the minor discoloration in no way outweighs the convenience of this method. Don't think I'll ever boil my eggs again! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2013
Was there supposed to be water in the cups? I tried this for my Easter eggs this weekend and they turned out rubbery :( Also you could tell tell where the egg touched the pan as there was a hard red/brown spot on the egg that stuck to the shell when peeling. They tasted fine but weren't very pretty to look at Read More
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  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2013
Curiousity got to me, so I made 6 eggs in a disposable foil muffin tin. Since I read the reviews and my oven is not, I baked them @ 325 degrees for 25 minutes, then plunged them in ice water for 10 minutes, as instructed. Turned out perfectly! And I like my hard boiled eggs 'hard' - almost green. The eggs peel easy and the minor discoloration in no way outweighs the convenience of this method. Don't think I'll ever boil my eggs again! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2014
I love how eggs cook in the oven compared to boiling! I read about the red/hard spots people are getting where the eggs touch the pan. Alton Brown's YouTube video shows him doing this but with a thoroughly damp towel laid on the oven rack then resting the eggs on the town so they never touch metal. I had no red or hard spots. I posted a picture of my peeled eggs with one egg cut open to show the perfect yellows. This is my go to method from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
Just tried this recipe and they came out great. I put a little crumpled up foil in the bottom of the tin and rested the eggs on top making sure they didn't touch the sides and no brown spots! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2015
For the folks who have a problem with the burnt spots, the solution is to keep the eggs from touching the muffin tin. There's probably other ways to do it, but I took a sheet of aluminum foil, put it over the top of the muffin tin, pushed it down a little into the cups so that the eggs don't roll out. I also only cooked them at 325, but for the full 30 minutes. They came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2013
Was there supposed to be water in the cups? I tried this for my Easter eggs this weekend and they turned out rubbery :( Also you could tell tell where the egg touched the pan as there was a hard red/brown spot on the egg that stuck to the shell when peeling. They tasted fine but weren't very pretty to look at Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2013
Our holiday crowd is so big and deviled eggs are absolutely "the thing" in demand so quantity matters and trumps the 'lil colored spot where the eggs rest in the muffin cup. Not sooo ugly and easily trimmed off with a sharp Wüsthof then glopped over with the tasty deviled filling. Just saying this is a deviled egg factory's dream and the flavor/texture remain a favorite with the crowd. I always sprinkle a little paprika on top anyway so appearance is solid:o Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2014
I did the recipe exactly as written. One thing I noticed when I read reviews, before I did the recipe myself, some people were having a hard time peeling the eggs. When I first started peeling my own eggs, it was not going well, but as I got to the last ones, which were still in the cold water, they began to peel great. That being said, I don't think it's the cooking process that causes the peeling problem, but not leaving them in the cold water long enough. Hope this helps. I will try this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
I used brand new eggs that I bought TODAY to make these. I know you're supposed to use 5+ day old eggs but I was impatient. And let me tell you...these eggs were a breeze to peel. Only one egg had some difficulty and some of the membrane pulled off some egg but no big deal, I'm not making them for a cocktail party! I have a brand new oven so the first batch I baked for 27 minutes at 325 and they were hardboiled but the yolk had the slightest bit of moisture in them. I prefer FIRM hard boiled eggs. So I readjusted to 29 minutes at 350 and they came out perfect! Firm and the slightest bit bouncy. Since you have to transfer them to a bowl of ice cold water, just peel them under the water and it'll be easier. This is how I'll make my eggs from now on. Mess free, no huge pot of water to haul around the kitchen. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2016
Big secret is to put them in silicon muffin tins. No dots from metal muffin tins or by laying them in the oven shelf. I just tried these today for the first time. I made two different batches to test it. I used older eggs in one and newer ones in the other. A). no marks; B). EASY, just put the muffin tins away and that's it; C). The shells slipped off the egg for some of them before I could peel them! D). You can do this while doing other things. Four suggestions: use cupcake papers so eggs won't sit on metal or use silicon 'tins', use a gravy ladle to remove the eggs imediately from the pan to water with ice in it, and set oven to 325, not 350. I won't make 'boiled' eggs again because this is way easier and it's easy clean up. Read More
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