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Asparagus Pie Recipe

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Asparagus Pie Recipe

Asparagus Pie Recipe

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Believe it or not, this asparagus pie recipe is a savory version of the famous French dessert, cherry clafouti. Fresh asparagus is baked in a light egg batter, which forms a creamy, lightly-browned crust. If you like asparagus, you'll love this easy recipe.

Makes 6 Servings Asparagus Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter, plus extra for the casserole dish
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

Preparation:

Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the butter foams, add the asparagus and sauté for 2 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a buttered 2-quart casserole dish.

Whisk the remaining ingredients in a bowl to form a light, thin batter. Pour over the asparagus and place in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 45 minutes, or until the asparagus pie is puffed and browned around the edges, and the center is set. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.
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 3 out of 5
Good, but bland, Member wufusk

I liked this because I just love the taste of asparagus ... but that's all it tasted like was asparagus, really. No other flavors stood out. I might try the technique again with added spices and flavors to make it special (maybe feta, or goat cheese and bacon, or savory, sage, and parmesan.)

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