Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asparagus and Smoked Gruyere Quiche

I love eating quiche and trying new variations.  This recipe was in a community magazine and is from a chef at a local grocery store.  Hubby and I both loved it!  Now who says real men don't eat quiche??!

1  pie crust, 9-10"
1 T. olive oil
1 lg. shallot, sliced thin
8 asparagus spears, cut into 1" pieces
8 oz. ham or Pancetta, small dice
1/2 cup grated Smoked Gruyere

Quiche Mix:

4 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup half-n-half
3 eggs
2T fresh chopped parsley
freshly ground pepper
Kosher salt to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Pre-brown the crust by first pricking with a fork and bake for 8 minutes, until shell begins to firm.  Remove from oven and cool on rack.

Prepare the Filling: 

Heat olive oil over medium in a saute' pan.  Add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes.  Add asparagus and cook for 5 more minutes.  Add ham (or pancetta) and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from the heat.  Pour this mixture into the pie shell.  Sprinkle cheese evenly over mixture.

Place softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl.  Using a hand held mixer, whip the cream cheese.  Add the heavy cream, half-n-half, eggs, parsley and salt and pepper and beat until smooth.  Pour quiche mix over the asparagus and cheese mixture in the pie shell.

Put quiche on a sheet pan and place into the oven.  Cook for 45-60 minutes until the center of the quiche is set and browned on top.  Remove from the oven and cool slightly and serve. 

I am sharing this with:
Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Your Cozy Home Party
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Link & Greet Party
Weekend Potluck
Seasonal Sundays



    I am so in the mood for a quiche, gonna have to make this SOON.

    Thanks, Kitty, for all your wonderful recipes and inspirations/creations!

  2. Oh yummy! I haven't made a quiche since last year when I brought a few to a dinner party. Thanks for the reminder :-) Visiting from the Bunny Hop.

  3. I can only imagine how good this tasted! It looks awesome!

  4. I would love this! Asparagus is in season here and we had some lightly sauteed tonight...fresh from the farm!

  5. Very pretty, I haven't had quiche in such a long time. Gotta fix that:@)

  6. I love asparragus and this great recipe for quiche is going on my next dinner party menu! It looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe and the idea too. Thank you lovely lady for your prayers for my dear Sil. Luv ya.

  7. This combo has to be one of my FAV's - I have made something similar and it is so gooey good!

  8. I love quiche as well and I love trying new ones and this is so interesting with the addition of cream cheese!

  9. Quiche is such a wonderful meal and your recipe sounds just perfect!
    Mary x

  10. Looks good and with asparagus even.I'll have to give it a try.

  11. Oh my...this looks amazing, Kitty!

  12. Mmmmm mmmm mmmmm. Would love a slice of this. xo

  13. My brother likes quiche, but my Dad doesn't. However, he loves asparagus, so I bet this recipe would make him decide he enjoys quiche too. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us Kitty and thanks for continuing to join my at Your Cozy Home Party each week!

  14. I'm definitely adding this to the must try list!! Looks delicious!

    New follower from the blog hop :) Can't wait to catch up your posts!

    Hopefully you get a chance to stop by my blog.

    xo, Jersey Girl

  15. Hi Kitty,
    That Smoked Gruyere will sure put this quiche over the top. It looks delicious! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. I love the idea of smoked gruyere... and I need more asparagus recipes. We have tons. Please share this on my foodie friday party today. I will pin it too.

  17. We LOVE quiche (even hubby)!!

  18. oh, that looks so yummy! I posted a smoked gruyere and carmelize onion quiche the other day.

  19. Hi Kitty!

    This really looks good! I bought a quiche the other day and it was not anywhere near as yummy looking as yours.

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  20. You are speaking my language with this quiche Kitty! I have made it many ways but never with cream cheese, this is a must try for me! Can't wait to make this!


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