Hearty Asparagus Pie

Hearty Asparagus Pie
Hearty Asparagus Pie takes approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes from beginning to end. One serving contains 447 calories, 23g of protein, and 23g of fat. This recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 6. If you have ground nutmeg, bacon strips, swiss cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it.

Instructions

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In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil.
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Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes.
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Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water.
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Drain and pat dry. Toss with oil; set aside.
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In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese and basil; sprinkle half over work surface.
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Place pizza dough on surface; roll into a 12-in. circle.
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Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan mixture; gently press into dough with a rolling pin.
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Transfer to a greased 9-in. springform pan. Press dough onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of pan.
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Line unpricked dough with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.
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Bake at 425° for 8 minutes.
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Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.
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Place on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 350°.
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In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels.
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Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender; drain.
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In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and nutmeg. Stir in onion and reserved bacon. Toss the Swiss cheese and flour; stir into egg mixture.
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Pour into the crust. Arrange asparagus in a spoke-like pattern on top.
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Place pan on a baking sheet.
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Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
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Let stand for 10 minutes before removing sides of pan.
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Cut into wedges.

Recommended wine: Vin Santo, Late Harvest Riesling, Lambrusco Dolce

Pie works really well with Vin Santo, Late Harvest Riesling, and Lambrusco Dolce. These wines are all sweet, which is important since wine should usually be sweeter than the food you're pairing with it. You could try Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 60 dollars per bottle.
Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee
Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee
A golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.Pair with all fish, especially sushi and sashimi, shellfish such as shrimp, prawns, crayfish and grilled lobster, poultry and white meat, cashews, parmesan or prosciutto.
DifficultyExpert
Ready In1 h, 5 m.
Servings6
Health Score5