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Asparagus Swiss Quiche

Fresh asparagus stars along with bacon, onion and Swiss cheese in this hearty quiche. From field editor Mary Ann Taylor: Rockwell, Iowa. Recipe published in Taste of Home April/May 2002.

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep time:25 Minutes
  • Cook time:30 Minutes
  • Stand:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped onion
  • 1 pound(s) fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup(s) (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup(s) half-and-half cream

Preparation

• In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until browned; drain.

• Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-in.-long spears for garnish. Cut remaining asparagus into 1-in. pieces. In a saucepan, cook all of the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until crisp-tender; drain.

• In a bowl, toss the bacon, onion, asparagus pieces, cheese, flour, salt and pepper. Pour into pastry shell. In a bowl, beat eggs and cream; pour over bacon mixture. Top with asparagus spears. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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