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Asparagus Swiss Quiche

 Asparagus Swiss Quiche
Fresh asparagus stars along with bacon, onion and Swiss cheese in this hearty quiche. Field editor Mary Ann Taylor of Rockwell, Iowa sent the recipe.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing


  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream


  • In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a
  • slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon
  • drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until browned; drain.
  • Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-in.-long spears for garnish. Cut
  • remaining asparagus into 1-in. pieces. In a saucepan, cook all of
  • the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until crisp-tender;
  • drain.
  • In a bowl, toss the bacon, onion, asparagus pieces, cheese, flour,
  • salt and pepper. Pour into pastry shell. In a bowl, beat eggs and
  • cream; pour over bacon mixture. Top with asparagus spears. Bake at
  • 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center
  • comes out clean and crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes

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Asparagus Swiss Quiche (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 390 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.