Asparagus Quiche

Total Time
2hrs 50mins
20 mins
2 hrs 30 mins

A creamy quiche best made with fresh asparagus. Cook time includes pastry resting time.

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  1. Pastry: In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt to mix; add the butter and egg and pulse just until ball forms; remove onto a sheet of plastic wrap; form a disk, wrap tightly and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 10" to 11" circle and fit into an 8" glass pie pan; trim away excess, crimp edges and refrigerate another 30 minutes.
  3. Filling: Preheat the oven to 425°; blanch the asparagus in boiling salted water for 2 minutes; drain and plunge into an ice bath, drain well;.
  4. Mix the eggs and cream; season with salt and pepper and add chives; place the asparagus on the pastry and pour in the cream mixture.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350° and bake another 40 minutes or until set and lightly browned; let rest a few minutes before serving.