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    Asparagus Quiche with Goat Cheese Crumbles

    asparagus quiche slice on cutting board

    Fresh, green asparagus stalks are layered on top of goat cheese in this easy deep dish quiche. This recipe for aspapragus quiche with goat cheese crumbles uses a deep dish pastry crust to allow multiple layers of asparagus to be piled on top of the crumbled goat cheese, before whisked eggs are poured over top.

    Both the pastry crust and filling for this recipe come together easily and quickly and yield delicious results. Sprinkling a layer of goat cheese directly onto the crust before layering the chopped up asparagus over it, not only infuses the buttery crust with extra moisture, but the goat cheese stays at the bottom of the quiche, creating a beautiful presentation after slicing through the baked egg filling.

    asparagus quiche with slice cut out

    Fresh, green asparagus stalks are layered on top of goat cheese in this easy deep dish quiche. This recipe a flaky, deep pastry crust to allow multiple layers of asparagus to be piled high, before whisked eggs are poured over top.

    Stalks of fresh asparagus are preferable for any recipe, and this one is no exception. Use the ripest stalks of asparagus; firm, with a brightly colored top. Both the  pie crust and filling for this recipe come together easily and quickly and yield delicious results.

    green asparagus on wooden table

    Whisking the eggs incorporates air and allows the eggs to "fluff up" and rise during baking.

    A splash of milk adds to the pudding like texture when the asparagus quiche is done baking. The dash of cayenne pepper is barely noticable, it adds a kick to the tangy crumbles of goat cheese layered on the bottom. This recipe is perfect baked the day before for a lazy brunch or whipped up in the morning for a filling, simple breakfast.

    cracked eggs in bowl with egg shells on table
    asparagus quiche slice on cutting board

    Asparagus Quiche with Goat Cheese Crumbles

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    An eggy, savory, deep dish quiche is baked to perfection and filled with freshly chopped asparagus and soft crumbles of goat cheese with a slight kickk of cayenne pepper in this recipe. This quiche is a delight served as breakfast or as a leftover lunch.
    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 40 mins
    Cooling Time 20 mins
    Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
    Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
    Cuisine French
    Servings 6 people

    Equipment

    • 1 7 inch spring form pan
    • 1 Rolling Pin

    Ingredients
      

    Quiche Filling

    • 8-10 Asparagus Stalks about 2 cups when chopped
    • 5 Eggs
    • 2 Tbsp Milk
    • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
    • 4 Ounces Goat Cheese Crumbles

    Quiche Crust

    • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter cold
    • 1 Cup Flour plus extra 1 teaspoon for rolling out dough
    • 1/4 Tsp Salt
    • 2-3 Tbsp Water cold
    • Dash Salt
    • Dash Black Pepper

    Instructions
     

    Quiche Crust

    • In a medium bowl, cut the cold butter into the flour using a a pastry cutter or a large fork, until the mixture becomes course.
    • Add the salt and slowly add the water slowly, until the dough just holds together, yet is still pliable.
    • On a floured, flat surface, roll out the dough, into a circular shape, making sure to keep extra flour on hand to stop the dough from sticking to the rolling pin and working area.
    • Using the rolling pin, lift the dough into the springform panand gently press edges into place. Make sure the crust is fully covering the bottom and sides of the pan, otherwise the quiche filling will leak out.
      quiche crust in pan on white cloth
    • Place the pan directly into fridge and chill. If you are making the quiche at a later time, you can cover and chill the the crust overnight and mix up the filling in the morning and bake.

    Quiche Filling

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheight
    • Cut asparagus stalks into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces, discarding the light colored bottoms or saving for another use. When cut you should have about 2 cups of asparagus.
      pile of green asparagus pieces
    • Crack eggs into a large bowl and whisk until yolks and whites are fully incorporated together.
      bowl of cracked yellow eggs with brown egg shells lying next to it
    • Add milk, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt to bowl and mix into eggs
      cracked eggs with red cayenne pepper
    • Remove crust from fridge and layer goat cheese crumbles onto the bottom of the quiche crust.
      quiche crust with white goat cheese layered on bottom
    • Arrange asparagus pieces into the springform pan, layering evenly.
      green asparagus pieces in quiche crust
    • Pour egg filling into the pan and bake for 40 minutes.
      yellow eggs over green asparagus in crust
    • Remove quiche from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
      sliced asparagus quiche
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