Asparagus Puff Ring


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Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 35 Min
Serving Size: 6 Servings


3/4 cup water
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups diced fully cooked ham


1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each; beat until smooth. Stir in 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.

2. Using 1/4 cupfuls of dough, form a ring around the sides of a greased 10-in. quiche pan or pie plate (mounds should touch). Top with the remaining cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, cook asparagus in a small amount of water for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.

4. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; add cheeses and stir until melted.

5. Stir in ham and asparagus; spoon into ring. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 cup) equals 427 calories, 28 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 192 mg cholesterol, 1,324 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.




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