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Asparagus Custard Quiche
Description: Serve up this savoury specialty for a meal your family will never forget. This great tasting quiche is filled with asparagus, red pepper and Gruyère cheese.

Prep Time:30 mins plus 30 mins refrigeration
Bake Time:65 minutes
Freezing:not recommended

Ingredients Preparation
1 1/3 cups[325 mL]Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp[2 mL]salt
1/2 cup[125 mL]Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening, chilled
2 to 4 tbsp[30 - 60 mL]ice cold water (60ºF/16ºC)

1/2 pkg[150 g]frozen asparagus spears
1/4 cup[50 mL]thinly sliced green onion
1/2 cup[125 mL]roasted red peppers, diced
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 can[354 mL]Carnation® Regular or 2% Evaporated Milk
1 tbsp[15 mL]Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp[2 mL]each; salt and pepper
1 1/2cups[375 mL]grated Gruyère cheese
2 tbsp[30 mL]chopped fresh dill
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

Pastry: Blend flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, work in shortening until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle 2 tbsp (30 mL) water over dough; using a fork, mix in until dough is slightly moist. Add remaining water if needed. Shape dough into a ½” (1 cm) thick flat disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll dough on a floured board into a circle measuring 12” (30 cm). Loosely roll dough around rolling pin, and then unroll easing dough into 9” (23 cm) deep dish pie plate.

Filling: Cook asparagus according to package directions, 2 minutes. Drain well, pat dry and cut into 2” (5 cm) pieces. Set aside.

Sprinkle pie shell with onion and red pepper. Whisk eggs with evaporated milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and dill. Pour into shell. Scatter asparagus on top.

Bake on lower shelf of preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 35 to 45 minutes until set. Let stand 15 minutes.

Makes 8 servings

Asparagus Custard Quiche
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