Asparagus Pie Recipe

Asparagus Pie Recipe. Photo (c) John Mitzewich
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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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.

 

What You'll Need

  • 2 Tbs. 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 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest

How to Make It

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat 2 Tbs. of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter foams, add the asparagus and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a buttered 2-quart casserole dish.

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

3. Bake 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.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 248
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 176 mg
Sodium 738 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)