Ham and Asparagus Quiche

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