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Asparagus Bacon Quiche

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Makes

8 servings

Lovely asparagus peeks out of every slice of this hearty quiche, which is delicious and a little different. I like to make it for special occasions—it's a welcome addition to any brunch buffet. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
Asparagus Bacon Quiche Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack for 10 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 400°.
  3. Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes; drain well and pat dry. Arrange bacon and asparagus over crust. 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 until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 23-25 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 296 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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