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Asparagus Crab Quiche Recipe

Asparagus Crab Quiche Recipe

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. YIELD: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 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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.