1 10 Inch pie crust unbaked
3 ½ C. Asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces, steamed for 2 minutes and drained
8 oz. Shredded Swiss cheese
8-10 slices crisp cooked bacon cut up (optional)
2 C. half and half
3/4 tsp. salt (only 1/2 tsp. if using bacon)
¼ tsp. pepper
Put the Swiss cheese in the bottom of the pie shell. Sprinkle the bacon over the cheese and then the cooked asparagus. Beat the eggs, cream, salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) Pour this over all and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Lower the oven to 350 and bake for another 30-35 minutes. Cover with foil the last 10 minutes if the crust is getting too brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 good size pieces.
Pie Crust for a 10 inch pie
Mix together until crumbly:
6 T. butter
1 C flour
½ tsp. salt
Stir the following together until you have a smooth paste: 3 T. water, ¼ C flour 1 T. vegetable oil and 1 tsp. vinegar. Pour over the butter mixture and roll together into a ball and knead 30 seconds or so. Roll out to a generous 1 inch bigger than the pie plate so that you can fold under 1 inch around the top to make a chunky edge.