Quiche with Applewood Smoked Bacon & Asparagus

13 Jun

I have to say, this was a rather involved process but the result was worth it! As I often do, I read many recipes and made my own version. Of course, you may leave out the bacon if needed and add or subtract any vegetables you like.

Time: 30min prep, 45min cook       Serves: 6


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • 1 ½ tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese (three types. I used: sharp white cheddar, dill Havarti, mozzarella)
  • 5 strips thick bacon (apple-wood smoked), diced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 12 stalks asparagus
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 handful scallions, diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • nutmeg powder
  • scallions, chopped
  • 1 pastry shell
  • olive oil

How to make it

  • Preheat indoor/outdoor grill. Brush with olive oil.
  • Drizzle olive oil over asparagus & sprinkle with salt & pepper. Grill for about 4 minutes on each side. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Let pie shell thaw for ten minutes if frozen. Score the bottom of the shell with a fork. Cook in oven for 5 minute. In order to retain its shape, I transferred my shell to a glass pie dish and put the aluminum pan inside of it as a liner. Remove & let cool.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil into a saute pan, add diced bacon and cook under low-medium heat. Stir often. Remove just when browned into a small bowl lined with paper towel.
  • Add diced onion to saute pan with bacon grease and cook at low-medium heat until caramelized. Remove and transfer into small bowl lined with paper towel.
  • Add sliced mushrooms to remaining bacon grease and cook on low for about two minutes. Remove and transfer into small bowl lined with paper towel.
  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs & whisk thoroughly. Add cream and whisk until combined well.
  • In another mixing bowl, add shredded cheese, flour and garlic powder. Stir until cheese is well coated.
  • Reserve several whole stalks of asparagus. Or, you may cut them in half, reserving the top half for the top of the quiche. Dice the remaining asparagus.
  • Add cooked vegetables and bacon to cream & egg mixture.
  • Pour cheese mixture into bottom of pie crust. Over that, pour egg mixture. Sprinkle scallions over evenly. Arrange whole/halved asparagus over the top in any pattern that suits you. Sprinkle nutmeg over top.
  • Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

One Response to “Quiche with Applewood Smoked Bacon & Asparagus”

  1. cynthia December 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    yum-will definitely try this minus bacon!

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