Quiche aux Asperges (Asparagus Quiche)

This green asparagus quiche is perfect for early spring picnics!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 7 oz. green asparagus, trimmed at the base
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup crème fraîche or crema Mexicana
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 pie shell (9 inches)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Fill a medium bowl with ice water and set aside. When the water boils, add the asparagus and boil for 3 minutes. Then drain them and put them immediately in the ice water bowl.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs firmly, then whisk in the cream. Then add the milk little by little, whisking continuously. Add the salt and the pepper, and whisk again.
  • With a fork, make small holes all over the pie dough. Lay the asparagus in a flower shape on the dough. Pour the beaten eggs and the cream over the asparagus. Put the quiche on the top rack of the oven, and cook for 35 minutes.
  • Serve lukewarm or cold.