RECIPE TITLE "Asparagus-Chicken
ource: Cooking at a Glance - Pies & Pastries,
courtesy of Cooking.com
6 servings ---
Quiche is always a good choice for the centerpiece of a brunch
or luncheon. To save time, make the pie crust dough the day before;
cover and refrigerate it until needed.
6 asparagus spears
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or green onion tops
3 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken or turkey
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Wash asparagus; break off woody bases (spears should be about 4
1/2 inches long). Cook asparagus spears in boiling water for 5 minutes;
drain and set aside.
Prepare pastry as directed, except stir in chives or green onions
with the flour and salt. Roll out dough to a 13-inch circle. Ease
pastry into a 10x1-inch quiche dish; trim edge. Line unpricked pastry
shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake
in a preheated 450 degrees F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil and
bake for 4-5 minutes more, or till pastry is set and dry. Remove
from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl stir together eggs, milk, salt,
and pepper. Stir in chicken or turkey and bacon. In a medium mixing
bowl toss together cheese and flour. Sprinkle cheese mixture over
bottom of hot pastry shell. Carefully pour egg mixture into pastry
shell. Arrange asparagus in spoke or fan pattern on top of the egg
mixture. Bake in the 325 degrees oven for 55-60 minutes, or till
a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10-15
minutes before cutting into wedges.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
| Nutrition Facts
Makes 6 servings
Facts per Serving
Calories: 489 Fat: 34g Carbohydrates: 25g
Cholesterol: 160mg Sodium: 502mg Protein: 20g
Fiber: 1g % Cal. from Fat: 63% % Cal. from Carbs: 20%
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