Asparagus Quiche II

A delectable combination of with fresh asparagus, bacon and Swiss cheese that result in a tasty quiche dish.

Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
10 slices bacon
2 (8 inch) unbaked pie shells
1 egg white, lightly beaten
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and cool.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

Brush pie shells with beaten egg white. Sprinkle crumbled bacon and chopped asparagus into pie shells.

In a bowl, beat together eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Sprinkle Swiss cheese over bacon and asparagus. Pour egg mixture on top of cheese.

Bake uncovered in preheated oven until firm, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 334; Carbohydrates 12.4 g; Cholesterol 114 mg; Fat 26.3 g; Fiber 0.9 g; Protein 12.4 g; Sodium 383 mg

Recipe Courtesy Of

Michele O'Sullivan

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