Asparagus Bacon Quiche

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Lovely asparagus peeks out of every slice of this hearty quiche, which is delicious and a little different: a welcome addition to any brunch buffet. From Suzanne McKinley: Lyons, Georgia. Recipe published in Taste of Home April/May 1997.

Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 pound(s) fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1 pinch(s) ground nutmeg

Preparation

  1. • 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.
  2. • Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes; drain well. Arrange the bacon and asparagus in the crust.
  3. • In a bowl, beat eggs; add cream, 1/2 cup cheese, onions, sugar, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. • Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 23-25 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.


August 2011

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