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Leek and Asparagus Quiche with a Puff Pastry Crust

Today’s recipe is leek and asparagus quiche with a puff pastry crust. You will love this quiche! It’s made with a flaky, buttery, homemade puff pastry crust. Take a look at this beauty!

Leek and Asparagus Quiche Recipe. Adapted from a recipe by Joy the Baker - Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as a meatless dinner option. Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

If you’re new around these parts, I’ve been  baking my way through Joy the Baker’s latest cookbook, 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.

I’m not alone in this fun event, either.  There are currently over 30 people participating!  Some of us are food bloggers, but not all of us.  We’ve got a Facebook group where we discuss the recipe of the week, post photos, and generally share our love for Joy Wilson! There’s always room for one more at the table, so if you’re interested in participating, the only requirements are that you have a copy of Joy’s Book, a love for her recipes, and a commitment to cook along with us!  If you’d like an invite, just use the “contact me” tab at the top of this website to send me a request.

Even if you’re not interested in joining the group, I want to encourage you to purchase a copy of Joy’s book so that you can get the recipe to make this quiche.  It’s just too delightful not to try for yourself!  I searched for the best price and found it HERE

OK, let’s get on with the details about this asparagus quiche.

Joy’s crust recipe calls for frozen puff pastry dough. Perfectly simple and delicious, but I decided to challenge myself a bit.

I had never made puff pastry from scratch, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to try it for this recipe.  Much to my surprise, it wasn’t difficult at all!  Yes, it did take a good chunk of my day to create the flaky, buttery layers, but it was well worth it.

Besides, I had help from my great friend, Jenni.  She’s a pastry chef and really knows her stuff.  She made the process incredibly easy by putting together a video tutorial that helped me create a beautiful dough.  You can find the recipe and tutorial for the homemade puff pastry HERE.

Leek and Asparagus Quiche with a Puff Pastry Crust - Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even a meatless dinner option. Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

The leek and asparagus quiche recipe itself is really quite basic.

To make a 9-inch quiche, you’ll need:

Unbaked puff pastry, placed into a 9-inch pie pan

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 cup of sliced leeks

2 cups of asparagus

5 eggs

1 cup of heavy cream

1/4 cup of milk

a pinch of nutmeg

salt and pepper (about 1/4 teaspoon of each, for starters. Adjust as  you like it.)

1 cup of grated Gruyere cheese, divided in half

MY REVISIONS

Besides making the puff pastry from scratch, I also tweaked Joy’s recipe by using 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan and 1/2 cup of shredded smoked Provolone cheese instead of the 1 cup of Gruyere cheese that she used. Please understand. I adore the smooth, creamy, texture and taste of Gruyere.  Unfortunately, I had no grocery shopping budget left to spend on that wonderful cheese, so I used what I had on hand.  It still tasted amazing.

I also made one other minor adjustment:  I like a little kick with my eggs, so I added a couple of dashes of hot sauce to the egg mixture.  It added a little zing to each bite.

And that’s it. A simple, yet absolutely yummi recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, dinner, or anywhere in between.

Oh, and if you love quiche, you should also check out my recipe for Dubliner Quiche Crescent Cups. They’re made with Kerrygold Dubliner cheese. They’re portable and freezable, too!

Portable breakfast! Dubliner Quiche Crescent Cups from ItsYummi.com #breakfast #quiche

Here’s a printable version of the asparagus quiche recipe for you:

Leek and Asparagus Quiche Recipe. Adapted from a recipe by Joy the Baker - Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as a meatless dinner option. Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

Leek and Asparagus Quiche with a Puff Pastry Crust

Light and flaky puff pastry holds bright and crisp asparagus and leeks, fluffy eggs, and salty Gruyere cheese. It's all baked up until golden and absolutely delicious.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Brunch, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 553 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 package (1 sheet) puff pastry placed into a 9-inch pie pan
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 2 cups asparagus
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 to 4 dashes hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt for starters. Adjust as you like it.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper for starters. Adjust as you like it.)
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese divided in half

Instructions
 

  • After sauteing the leeks and asparagus for a few minutes in the olive oil, you place them into the pie pan that has been lined with unbaked puff pastry.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk up the eggs, cream, milk, nutmeg, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Add half of the cheese into the egg mixture and pour it over the veggies, then top the quiche off with the other 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Bake it up at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes, let it rest for at least 20 minutes, and then slice and enjoy!
  • If wrapped well in an airtight container or with plastic wrap, it will stay good for 4-5 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 16gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 233mgSodium: 364mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1600IUVitamin C: 4.5mgCalcium: 308mgIron: 3.1mg
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Leek and Asparagus Quiche Recipe. Adapted from a recipe by Joy the Baker - Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as a meatless dinner option. Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

Until next time, be blessed….and be sure to feed your stomach and your spirit!

Leek and Asparagus Quiche with a Puff Pastry Crust - Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even a meatless dinner option. Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

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8 Comments

  1. Your pictures make me want to bake another quiche! I made mine last Saturday and it’s all gone now. 🙁 I think I’m going to add bacon next time. And if I’m brave enough I’ll try making my own puff pastry (I used good ol’ Pepperidge Farm).

  2. You are so right about the price of the book being worth it just for the quiche! It was AMAZING!

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