Asparagus Swiss Quiche

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Fresh asparagus stars along with bacon, onion and Swiss cheese in this hearty quiche. Field editor Mary Ann Taylor of Rockwell, Iowa sent the recipe.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 bacon strips, diced

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 degrees F 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.