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Fresh Asparagus Quiche

Once those first fresh asparagus spears sprout up, invite some special friends for a brunch and pull out this recipe. This lovely pie has a hint of Swiss cheese and beautiful green asparagus peeking out of every slice. — Ann Eastman, Greenville, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh aspragus, trimmed
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs


  • Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-in. pieces; cut remaining spears into 1/2-in. pieces. Cut all of the asparagus in a small amount of water until tender; drain and set aside. line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and set aside. in a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; stir in flour and salt. Gradually add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Stir a small amount into eggs; return all to pan. Stir in cheese and 1/2-in. asparagus pieces. pour into crust. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Arrange the 4-in. asparagus pieces in a spoke pattern on top.

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  • knscuba
    May 7, 2016

    I love a quiche. This one was a great way to incorporate my garden grown asparagus. My husband loved it as well. He wants it again!

  • shyski
    May 2, 2012

    I had some friends over for brunch and made this quiche. Everyone LOVED it!! I did add about an extra cup of swiss cheese though. Even leftovers reheated were very tasty!

  • OneNonBlonde
    Dec 12, 2011

    This is so good! I like to have a different friend come to brunch once a week, and everyone just raves about the flavor and the beautiful presentation. I slice grape or cherry tomatoes and put one half, cut side down, in between each asparagus rib. So pretty! Thanks for posting, Ann.

  • wayfarercn
    Jul 21, 2010

    I love trying new things with aspargus, this recipe was an instant hit with a fiance who dislikes most vegitables.