Asparagus Hollandaise Puff

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  • prep 15 min    cook 30 min
  • serves 8


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 envelope hollandaise sauce mix
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus (about 18 spears), trimmed
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham, julienned

    How to make it  45 minutes

  • 1

    In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, salt and pepper to a boil. Add flour and cheese; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes.

  • 2

    Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.

  • 3

    Spread dough over the bottom of a greased 10-in. quiche pan or pie plate, forming a shell by pushing dough from center toward the edges. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F for 30 minutes or until puffed around the edges and golden brown.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, prepare hollandaise sauce according to package directions. Add 1/2 in. of water to a large skillet; add asparagus and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

  • 5

    Arrange ham and asparagus in center of puff. Drizzle with hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately.

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