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Wild Asparagus Quiche

I enjoy hunting for wild asparagus, and once I decided to use it to make a quiche. The wild variety tastes best, but store bought will work, too!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups 1% cottage cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups fresh wild asparagus, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Paprika


  • For crust, in a small bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture forms fine crumbs. Add water; toss with a fork until the mixture forms a ball.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit 10-in. quiche pan.
  • Transfer dough to quiche pan. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.
  • For filling, in a blender, combine the cottage cheese, eggs, milk, flour, mustard and pepper sauce; cover and process until smooth. Pour into crust.
  • Arrange asparagus evenly over filling. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and paprika. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 413 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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