Savory Asparagus Pie

Asparagus Pie

 

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  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 Pie (6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
248 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Pie (6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 12g
Calcium 217mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Believe it or not, this asparagus pie recipe is a savory version of the famous French dessert, cherry clafoutis. 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.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter (plus extra for the casserole dish)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus (trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. When the butter foams, add the asparagus and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.

  4. Transfer the asparagus to a buttered 2-quart casserole dish.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, flour, sugar, thyme, salt, pepper, and lemon zest to form a light, thin batter.

  6. Pour the batter over the asparagus.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the asparagus pie is puffed and browned around the edges, and the center is set.

  8. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.