Asparagus and Parmesan Puddings

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

Wow your guests at your next dinner party with this sophisticated side dish! Very creamy texture, and the asparagus and cheeses blend together for an amazing taste!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter eight 3/4-cup custard cups or soufle dishes.
  2. Coat with breadcrumbs.
  3. Cut off asparagus tips.
  4. Cook tips in large saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  5. Drain, reserve tips and 1 cup cooking liquid.
  6. Coarsley chop asparagus stalks.
  7. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add onion; saute until tender, about 6 minutes.
  9. Add stalks; saute until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  10. Add reserved asparagus cooking liquid.
  11. cover, simmer until stalks are tender, about 12 minutes.
  12. Uncover, cook until liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  13. Transfer to food processor, puree.
  14. Add Parmesan, ricotta, and flour.
  15. Using on/off turns, process just until blended.
  16. Season with salt and pepper.
  17. Whisk eggs in bowl to blend.
  18. Add asparagus puree, whisk to blend.
  19. Stir in all but 16 asparagus tips.
  20. Divide custard among cups.
  21. Place cups in roasting pan.
  22. Preheat oven to 350.
  23. Pour hot water into pan to come 1 inch up sides of cups.
  24. Bake puddings until set, about 35 minutes.
  25. Let stand 10 minutes.
  26. Invert onto plates.
  27. Granish with reserved asparagus tips.

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