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Asparagus Quiche

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 35 mins /375 degrees F
  • Stand 10 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed* and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1-1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

Directions

  1. Roll pastry to a 13-inch circle; ease into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate; fold under extra pastry. Flute edge. (Or fit pastry into a 9-inch pie plate and flute edge high.) Line the pastry in pie plate with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until the pastry is set and dry.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for about 5 minutes or until just crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly. Arrange asparagus in bottom of pastry shell; sprinkle with cheese.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs. Blend in sour cream. Then, stir in milk, onion, salt, and pepper. Pour over asparagus and cheese in pastry shell.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil to prevent overbrowning. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

Note

  • * To prepare the asparagus, wash and scrape off the scales, if you like. Break off the woody bases at the place where the spears snap easily.

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. In a bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water at a time over the flour mixture, tossing with a fork until all of the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball.

Nutrition Facts

(Asparagus Quiche)

Servings Per Recipe 8, cal. (kcal) 274, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (RE) 134, sodium (mg) 295, carb. (g) 18, fiber (g) 1, calcium (mg) 141, chol. (mg) 174, sat. fat (g) 7, Fat, total (g) 18, vit. C (mg) 4, iron (mg) 2

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