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Asparagus, Ham, and Gruyere Quiche

Published by Kate
Asparagus Quiche with Ham and Gruyere is a simple, flavorful quiche that you can adapt numerous ways!
4.61 from 23 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 12 thin spears)
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere
  • 1 cup diced deli ham (about 4 oz)
  • 5 eggs
  • cups half & half (or use a mixture of 1 part cream to 1 part milk)
  • teaspoons sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • For garnish: fresh chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll the pie crust and gently place it into a 9-inch pie pan. Roll the edges in slightly to create an edge, making sure part of the crust in sitting on the lip of the pie pan (this ensures that the sides of the crust won’t collapse while baking). 
  • Poke the crust all over with a fork. Place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom of the crust and place pie weights (or dried beans) on top. 
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes, or until the edges are very light brown. Remove the foil and pie weights/beans. Set aside to cool. 
  • Reduce oven to 350°F. Place the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft (about 6–8 minutes). 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half & half, sea salt, and black pepper. 
  • Sprinkle the cheese on the partially cooked crust, then top with the chopped ham and cooked asparagus. Pour the egg mixture over the top. 
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for 40–50 minutes, or until the center no longer jiggles when jostled lightly. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices to serve. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Notes

Don't skip baking the crust before adding the quiche ingredients—it'll ensure that the crust isn't soggy!
The recipe was updated in March 2021 to reflect a longer cooking time (40–50 minutes, instead of 40 minutes). 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice (6 servings)Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 16gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 889mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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