Hearty Asparagus Quiche Recipe
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Hearty Asparagus Quiche Recipe

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My husband and I are avid sailors. So, before we head out to the lake on chilly mornings, I like to prepare this hearty quiche, along with coffee and fresh-from-the-oven muffins for a warm wake-up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (10 inches)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 374 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 165 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut eight asparagus spears 4-in. long for garnish. Cut remaining asparagus into 1/2-in. pieces, using only tender parts of stalks. Boil 1 qt. of water in a large saucepan; add salt and all of the asparagus. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse asparagus. Brush bottom of pastry shell with egg white, In a bowl combine asparagus, Swiss cheese and bacon; mix gently. Place in bottom of pastry shell. In another bowl, beat eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour into shell. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Arrange the asparagus spears, spoke fashion, on top of quiche; place cherry tomato halves between spokes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Quiche in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 374 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 165 mg cholesterol, 729 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

beautiful quiche looks just like picture. Tastes heavenly!! I used Jarlesburg swiss.

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

Excellent....I was a bit short on time when I made this, so I used frozen asparagus, and omitted the decorations. Was very good and will definitely make again!

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2007

This sounds good i' will have to make this some time.

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