Friday, April 22, 2011

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

I just love the spring time when everything is so fresh and there is a feeling of renewal and hope. We spend a great deal of our time in the garden and yard and we love to have our morning coffee and breakfast or brunch on the patio. It is so peaceful to sit and have a quiet time together and watch the birds playing in the bird bath. This is a great dish to have on the patio for a great brunch.
Ham and Asparagus Quiche
Filled With The Freshness of Spring
Chop Mushrooms, Green Onions, Red Bell Pepper, Asparagus and Ham
 Saute The Vegetables

Bake In Unbaked Pie Crust
Let Cool Completely Before Serving
Ham and Asparagus Quiche
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
1 cup Ham chopped in small cubes
2 cups asparagus chopped
whole asparagus to garnish the top
1 cup Red Bell Pepper chopped
1 cup Mushrooms chopped
1/2 cup Green Onions with tops chopped
2 cups Swiss Cheese Shredded
2 tablespoon butter
7 eggs at room temperature
2 cups milk or half and half
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
Prepare you favorite pie crust. Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 5 minutes just until it begins to turn brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
In a hot skillet place 2 tablespoons butter, add the chopped asparagus, red bell pepper, green onion, mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Saute the mix until the onion begins to be clear. Set aside and let cool.
In a large bowl beat 7 eggs at room temperature with 2 cups milk or half and half. Add 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, parsley, and thyme, mix well. Add 1 1/2 cups of the Swiss Cheese and mix well. Add the ham and sauteed vegetables and mix well.
Place 1/2 cup of the Swiss Cheese in the lightly browned pie crust. Pour the egg, ham and vegetable mix into the pie crust. Place the whole asparagus on top for garnish if desired. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cool completely before serving
Print Recipe 
Enjoy!
I'll meet you on the patio, don't forget to bring the coffee pot out with you. Hope to see you real soon back here at The Country Cottage it is always so good to spend time with you!
Peace and Joy

34 comments:

  1. How funny is that, I was just thinking about making a quiche tomorrow for brunch. I'm going to use your recipe. It sounds so good. Thanks.

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  2. Helen I will be right there! Since I am having ham for Easter and I have most of the rest of the ingredients . I see this quiche in my future Monday.

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  3. Definitely heralds in spring! A quiche is always a welcome sign.

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  4. oooooooooooo...I love all those spring colors:) And your pie looks stellar;) Have a great weekend!

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  5. That quiche looks just delicious. I love quiche for dinner - it is so healthy and easy to make. I have never used asparagus though in mine. Thanks for the reminder!

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  6. This looks delicious! I can't wait to make this. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is beautiful and it would make the perfect Easter brunch. So delicious :D

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  8. What a great looking quiche. I love everything that you put into it.

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  9. So many quiche recipes recently. Your quiche looks so delicious!

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  10. I just started a blog hop and I'd love for you to come and link up one of your great recipes!!

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  11. This sure looks wonderful! It would be perfect for Easter brunch. I'm having an Easter Party over at Seaside Simplicity, would love to have this linked up.

    Thanks so much for your exceptionally nice comment yesterday. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

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  12. Looks delicious, I love everything you have in that quiche!

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  13. oh this looks great! thanks for sharing it on savory sundays!

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  14. Thanks for linking up at my Easter party. Once again, have a wonderful Easter! :-)

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  15. Looks and sounds fantastic!!

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  16. This sounds so good! Happy Easter:)

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  17. That looks delicious! I haven't had quiche in a long time, and yours sure looks inviting!

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  18. Oh, so beautiful! And full of my favorite quiche ingredients! Now I know what to do with my leftover ham. Happy Monday~

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  19. Hi, Miz Helen --

    What a beautiful quiche! I love everything in it, too, and it's all gluten-free (my need) except for the crust, which I can substitute with a g.f. crust. Or, I could just make it crustless so it would be both g.f. and low-carb. That would still be good enough to enjoy on the patio or deck!

    Hugs,
    Pat

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  20. This looks fantastic. I have asparagus in the fridge right now that I was looking to use in a quiche. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

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  21. I just found your blog and I have never made a quiche before. This looks so good, I am adding it to my list of things to make!! I have a little blog and would love if you would check it out!
    cupcakeswithsprinkles.blogspot.com

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  22. I think I'm going to be on a quiche roll, I've been seeing so many delicious recipes lately. Thanks for adding to my list! :)

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  23. That quiche looks delicious! Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies!

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  24. Just hopping around to the other blogs that are featured today on La Bella Vita to say hi. Your quiche recipe looks amazing!

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  25. Miz Helen, you have truly outdone yourself. Love the picture of all the veggies sauteing!! Yum!!

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  26. I love quiche! I haven't had one like your quiche, but I will be making one soon! Yum!!

    Lori

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  27. Hey Mz. Helen, thanks so much for sharing this delicious quiche on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday last week! I love it so much, that I featured it today on this week's link up. Hope you can stop by, check it out, and share another post! Have a great weekend!

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  28. Oh goodness! I had to click onto this post, before I get off the computer...This looks amazing!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  29. I'm so glad you linked up this recipe to our countdown, Miz Helen! I LOVE ham and asparagus together, and this quiche looks just wonderful. You sure can cook up a great breakfast :)

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  30. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about ham. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  31. made this but left out red bell pepper. it was fantastic! that was in January. it has been requested again. not something my husband usually does.

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