This dish is similar to a clafoutis but is savory.

Chef John
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Butter the inside edges of a 2-quart casserole dish.

  • Stir flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sugar, black pepper, fresh thyme, and milk together in a large bowl until smooth.

  • Whisk eggs and lemon zest into milk mixture to form a smooth batter.

  • Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

  • Cook and stir asparagus and 1/4 teaspoon salt in melted butter until the asparagus turns dark green and is coated with butter, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Layer asparagus in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Pour batter evenly over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the pie has puffed up and is browned around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

113 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 282 mg sodium. 10.7 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2012
This turned out great. I followed the measurements exactly, but used a 1.5 qt. casserole dish so I baked it 55-60 minutes. It was delicious. My hubby loved it and I loved how easy it was to make. I will definitely make it again. It's a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2012
This was an easy recipe. It just lacked flavor. Maybe using additives such as sauted mushrooms would help. Read More
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142 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2012
This turned out great. I followed the measurements exactly, but used a 1.5 qt. casserole dish so I baked it 55-60 minutes. It was delicious. My hubby loved it and I loved how easy it was to make. I will definitely make it again. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2012
This turned out great. I followed the measurements exactly, but used a 1.5 qt. casserole dish so I baked it 55-60 minutes. It was delicious. My hubby loved it and I loved how easy it was to make. I will definitely make it again. It's a keeper! Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2012
I too followed the recipe but added some leftover ham for a one dish meal. I did leave out the thyme. It's not a family favorite. Substituted with a bit of rosemary which I added to the asparagus while sauteing. There are so many ways you can make this dish your own while adding different ingredients. I think next time I just might try it has a Broccoli pie. What a great way to put veggies in the chidren. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
Great recipe, easily adaptable for type of meal and personal tastes. I wanted a main entree that was all inclusive. I made the recipe as presented with these additions: Sauteed fresh, sliced mushrooms with asparagus. Diced up some left over honey glazed ham and added to the batter. Used a pinch of thyme and basil in the batter. Prepared as written put in the oven. 20 minutes before taking out I topped with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and continued to bake until cheese started to crisp at the edges. Because of the ham I used unsalted butter and omitted the salt in the recipe. Put salt on the table for those who thought they needed it. Will definately use Chef John's recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2012
This was quick and easy to make and tasted great! I added sliced mushrooms and we really liked it that way. The thyme gives it great flavor but if you're not a fan of thyme, skip it or add basil instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2012
The recipe states to cut the asparagus into 2inch pieces but the video states 1inch. One inch is better because it's easier to cut when dished up. The idea of sliced of mushrooms would add more flavor to this dish. The presentation is pretty and cuts easily out of the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
Nice light texture and people at Easter church breakfast liked the hint of lemon. Buy medium-sized asparagus and include the tops. Use finely grated zest of 1 lemon & scant 1/2 tsp. ground thyme per 8" x 8 " recipe. Due to dairy allergy made a non-dairy version by sub. unsweetened original almond milk for milk and olive oil for butter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2012
Tasted great but don't use whole wheat flour since it doesn't solidify as well (found out the hard way). Added some sauteed onions, feta and garlic powder as well, which fixed the bland flavour others mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2012
I used frozen asparagus which was a huge mistake. I let it thaw out but perhaps I didn't dry it enough because it was saturated with water from thawing out. I ended up using them anyway following the instructions here. The pie came out tasting bitter like grass! It's my own fault for using frozen and not fresh but I wanted to share my experience should someone else do the same thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
This came out looking and tasting excellent and for how little effort it took I give it a "wow"! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/01/2012
This was an easy recipe. It just lacked flavor. Maybe using additives such as sauted mushrooms would help. Read More
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