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Asparagus Tomato Quiche

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6 servings

Just in time for the first delicious crop of asparagus comes a recipe from Dorothy Hussey of Bishop, California that features those savory stalks. "It might look difficult," she divulges, "but it's actually simple to make."—Dorothy Hussey, Bishop, California

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (10 inches)
  • 10 fresh asparagus spears
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 6 slices

Directions

  1. Line unpricked pie shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; return to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven; reduce heat to 350°. Cut six asparagus spears 4 in. long for garnish; set aside. Cut remaining asparagus into 1-in. pieces; place in bottom of pie shell. In a bowl, beat eggs and flour. Add cream, salt, paprika and mustard; beat until smooth. Stir in cheese. Pour over asparagus. Bake for 30 minutes. Arrange asparagus spears, spoke fashion, on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place tomatoes in between asparagus spears.

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