Asparagus Quiche Recipe

Deborah Duncan

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There's nothing I like better than getting all my housework done and "cooking up a storm" in the kitchen. I was raised in a farming community that had many asparagus growers. So I've always made sure that there's an ample supply of asparagus in my freezer! My husband is a grain farmer, and we have four grown children and 13 grandchildren.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 unbaked pie shell (9 inches)
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

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Bake crust at 425° for 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
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Cook the asparagus spears in a small amount of water until tender. Drain and cool. Set aside three spears for garnish; cut the remaining asparagus into 1/2-in. pieces. Combine the asparagus pieces and onions; add flour and toss. Pour into crust; sprinkle with cheese. Whisk together eggs, cream, salt, basil and cayenne; pour over asparagus mixture.
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Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Split the reserved asparagus spears lengthwise and arrange, cut side down, in a wheel pattern on top of filling. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
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Yield: 6 servings.
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Originally published as Asparagus Quiche in Country Woman
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March/April 1991, p33
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American