Roasted Asparagus and Ham Quiche

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INGREDIENTS
9 inch pie crust (I use frozen one)
1 cup of cubed ham
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup of whipped cream cheese
1/3 cup of finely diced sweet onion (any onion you have would be fine)
4 large eggs
2 cups heavy cream
2 dashes of red pepper flakes (more or less to your taste, we like a bit of heat)
Salt
Pepper
1 cup asparagus – roasted
1 or maybe 2 slices of cooked bacon (optional) one for the quiche, one for the dog whatever works for you!

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast your asparagus.  I do this under the broiler. I toss the asparagus in a small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper and then cut into 1/2 inch pieces. You can cut the asparagus prior to roasting. Layer your pie crust with onion, ham, roasted asparagus and bacon (if your using it). Top with your Swiss cheese. Whisk eggs, cream, salt, pepper, cream cheese and the red pepper flakes together in a medium size bowl until combined. Pour egg mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 45 minutes COVERED with foil.
Remove foil and cook for 10-15 more minutes until set. Remove from oven and let it rest 10 minutes before slicing.

NOTES
Bake on a baking sheet covered in foil making clean up easy if there is an overflow.  At my house that happens more often than not as I don’t always like to measure!

If you want to make it look even prettier…roast a few extra pieces of asparagus but don’t cut them, leave them whole and when you take the foil off after cooking for 45 minutes lay the whole roasted asparagus on top of the quiche in a circular design and continue that last 10-15 minutes until set.

Adding roasted red peppers would also be a nice colorful addition.

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