Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus and Fontina Quiche
Big news. Our design crush and mom hero Joanna Gaines has finally released her own cookbook, Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering. And friends, it doesn’t disappoint. We’re obsessed with Gaines’s beautiful signature quiche, laced with fontina, Gruyère and thin strips of asparagus. Yeah, we’re gonna need to make two.
1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
6 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces fontina cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
2 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated (about ½ cup)
1 store-bought 9-inch pie crust
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Using a vegetable peeler, slice the asparagus lengthwise into long, thin strips, starting just under the tip of each stalk. Leave the tips whole. (Alternatively, cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces.)
3. In a saucepot with a steamer basket, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the asparagus, cover and steam until tender, about 30 seconds for strips and about 3 minutes for pieces.
4. Rinse the asparagus under cold water to stop the cooking. Drain well and set aside.
5. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, garlic salt and pepper. Stir in the fontina, Gruyère and reserved asparagus.
6. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake until lightly golden and set in the center when the pan is gently pushed, 40 to 45 minutes. If the crust is browning too quickly, cover it with foil to prevent it from burning.
7. Remove the quiche from the oven and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Cut into six or eight slices and serve warm or at room temperature. The quiche is best served the day it is made. Tightly wrap leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to two days.