Fresh Asparagus Pie

by Daisy

Another asparagus recipe to follow the Asparagus Soup, this time a main course.  If you like, you can call it a quiche.

Fresh Asparagus Pie

1 single pie crust

1/2 bunch fresh asparagus

1 onion, sliced into strips

2 cloves sliced garlic

olive oil

1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced, or substitute any semi-soft cheese

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika (or regular if you don’t have smoked)

Wash asparagus.  Slice the tips off whole, about 3-4 inches worth.  Chop the remaining stalks into small dice.  Set aside.

(This photo is of a whole bunch of asparagus–I was making two pies at once–so, only half this much is needed for one pie)

Heat a saute pan or skillet and add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, generously.  Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until they are nicely browned.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and salt and pepper.

Into a prepared pie crust (I use half this recipe), spread the diced asparagus stalks (reserve the tips).  Cover with the sauteed onion and garlic.  Pour the egg/milk mixture over everything.  Arrange the sliced cheese evenly over the top.

Fan out the asparagus tips over the top of the cheese and sprinkle with the chopped roasted pepper. Sprinkle the paprika over all.

Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for approximately 35-45 minutes (depending on your oven) until the crust is golden brown and the top of the pie is beginning to brown.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Wendy (The Local Cook) April 9, 2010 at 6:48 am

aaack! Stop torturing me with these yummy asparagus recipes! Another month to go in Michigan. I can’t wait.

Turtles To Start April 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

this is our first year with asparagus & no one ever told me how delicious it is straight from the garden! We were all fighting over a stalk yesterday that wasn’t even cooked. Now we’ll have to try pie…

tammy April 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Ooh!!!! My mouth is watering. Tomorrow I’m buying some fresh asparagus and making this dish. Next, adding asparagus to my garden. Bon Appetit.

elsa April 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

oh yum that looks good … wasn’t hungry and now I am! got to make it!

Handful April 11, 2010 at 11:00 am

I’m with Wendy. Stop, dammit, STOP! We northerners are a bit behind! Just starting here in NW OH. This sounds fabulous.

Turtles To Start – me too! Crunchy straight from the garden!

My cousin’s patch is coming in (I plan on raiding his patch this evening…shhhh) and Main Man and I have 105 roots to plant asap. Now THAT’LL be fun! It will be a few more years for us.

Jen April 15, 2010 at 11:36 am

I’ve got to try this! I love asparagus so much, I imagine this would be mind-blowingly delicious.

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