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Asparagus Crab Quiche Recipe
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Asparagus Crab Quiche Recipe

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I almost always serve this quiche when I have company for lunch because it makes such a pretty presentation, but it's not hard to make. It gets rave reviews from family and friends—almost everyone who tastes it asks for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 Eggland's Best Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 fresh asparagus spears for garnish

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 397 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 186 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place asparagus in a large saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well and pat dry. Arrange cooked asparagus over bottom of pastry. Top with crabmeat. Combine Swiss cheese and flour; sprinkle over crab.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt and hot pepper sauce. Pour into pastry. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Arrange fresh asparagus spears, spoke fashion, on top of quiche.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Crab Quiche in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p69

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 397 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 186 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

Excellent - I added more crab to give it more flavour

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