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Asparagus Hollandaise Puff

This impressive puff is relatively easy to make. From Leslie Cunnian: Peterborough, Ontario. Recipe published in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001.

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Cook time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) white pepper
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup(s) (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 envelope(s) hollandaise sauce mix
  • 3/4 pound(s) fresh asparagus (about 18 spears), trimmed
  • 4 ounce(s) thinly sliced ham, julienned

Preparation

• In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, salt and pepper to a boil. Add flour and cheese; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.

• Spread dough over the bottom of a greased 10-in. quiche pan or pie plate, forming a shell by pushing dough from center toward the edges. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until puffed around the edges and golden brown.

• Meanwhile, prepare hollandaise sauce according to package directions. Add 1/2 in. of water to a large skillet; add asparagus and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

• Arrange ham and asparagus in center of puff. Drizzle with hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately.

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