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Asparagus Bacon Quiche

 Asparagus Bacon Quiche
Lovely asparagus peeks out of every slice of this hearty quiche, which is delicious and a little different. I like to make it for special occasions—it's a welcome addition to any brunch buffet. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty
  • foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes; remove foil. Bake 5 minutes
  • longer; remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about
  • 3-4 minutes; drain well. Arrange the bacon and asparagus in the
  • crust.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs; add cream, 1/2 cup cheese, onions, sugar, salt,
  • pepper and nutmeg. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese.
  • Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 23-25
  • minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out

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Asparagus Bacon Quiche (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 296 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.