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Asparagus and Bacon Quiche

Hearty and creamy, sweet and decedent quiche perfect for an Easter brunch, or special occasion, or weekend breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: French
Keyword: asparagus quiche
Servings: 6
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Bernadette

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 lb asparagus ,woody bottom removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8 slices maple flavored bacon ,cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 lightly packed cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese ,divided
  • 1 scallion ,green part only, sliced thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bring the refrigerated pie crust to room temperature before unrolling, about 15 minutes.
  • Cook and crumble the bacon, leaving two slices on the side.
  • Carefully unroll the pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish, pinching the edges and pressing down evenly. Bake unfilled shell in the preheat oven for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, blanch the asparagus in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Spread the asparagus and crumbled bacon in the bottom of the pie crust.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, then add the heavy cream, 1/2 cup cheese, scallion, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, mix well.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the asparagus and bacon, top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and 2 slices crumbled bacon.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home Asparagus Bacon Quiche

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1735IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3.1mg