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Asparagus Filo Pie

Asparagus Filo Pie

This recipe has been updated since its posting on July 21st, 2013 .  It now includes when to add
the Asparagus. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.


Asparagus Filo Pie

This pie is a great summer casserole dish. Filo gives it a light and flaky texture, and lemon zest gives the filling an uplifting flavor. Like an airy quiche, it’s perfect for a Sunday brunch or a pot luck picnic. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

2 cups fresh asparagus, cut in 1” pieces
4 eggs, beaten (extra-large)
15 ounces ricotta cheese
4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon granulated onion
Ό teaspoon pepper
½ cup olive oil
16 sheets filo dough (14” X 9”)
ice water (to drop asparagus in after cooking)

  • In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups of water to a boil.  Add asparagus. Cook uncovered for 30 seconds or until asparagus turns bright green.  Immediately remove from pan and drop in ice water.  Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, asparagus, cheeses and seasonings.
  • Preheat oven to 375◦.  Brush a 13” X 9” baking dish with some of the oil.  Unroll filo dough.  Layer 8 sheets of filo in prepared pan, brushing each sheet with some of the oil.  Keep remaining sheets covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent them from drying out.
  • Spread ricotta mixture in the prepared dish, top with remaining layers of filo, brushing with oil as before.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let sit for ten minutes, then cut into rectangles and serve.

Serves: 6-8

Total cooking time: 1 hour and a half


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7:07AM PDT on Jun 21, 2014

So many good recipes. Thank you.

11:08AM PDT on May 14, 2014

Delicious recipe,must try it.Thanks for sharing

9:18AM PDT on May 14, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

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3:35AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Sounds divine - can't wait to try it....

5:18PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

mmmmmm...Sounds good!

11:15AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Yummy! Thanks 4 the recipe!

5:56AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thank you Sara, for Sharing this!

4:36AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013


4:02AM PDT on Aug 8, 2013

Yummy! Thanks for sharing, Sara!

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