Asparagus and Leek Pie

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Asparagus and Leek Pie - Andrea Meyers

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Our asparagus started coming in three weeks ago, and we’ve been out in the back yard picking almost every day. Some days only two or three spears are ready, other days we can pick more. After the long, frigid winter we had, it’s a blessing to see the garden come in and the asparagus shoots peeping up from under the ground.

I’ve spent a little time each day walking around the garden to see what’s coming in, what’s ready, and making notes of what didn’t survive the harsh temperatures. It’s been exciting to share photos of the spring color, and if you like to see garden photos and get updates about what we are growing, you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

This spring asparagus and leek pie uses fillo (aka phyllo) dough for the top and bottom crust. If you’ve never used fillo dough, don’t let that deter you because it truly is easy. Just thaw the dough and brush melted butter between the layers. You get that wonderful flaky texture that make fillo a favorite at our house, and the healthy egg and vegetable filling will make this a perfect dish for weekend breakfast or brunch.

Asparagus and Leek Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Asparagus and Leek Pie

Ingredients

5 leeks, roots and green tops removed
12 stalks asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 large eggs
1 cup (152 g) feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
20 sheets fillo dough, room temperature (I use one roll of Athens Fillo Dough.)
8 tablespoons (113 g) unsalted butter, melted

Preparation

1. Place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 400° F/200° C.

2. Halve the leeks lengthwise and wash well. Soak in a bowl of cold water for about 5 minutes to float away any remaining dirt. Drain well and thinly slice. Place slices in the colander and allow to finish draining with the asparagus pieces.

3. In the medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, feta cheese, parsley, and black pepper. Stir in the drained leeks and asparagus until evenly distributed.

4. Place one piece of the fillo dough in the baking dish and brush with melted butter. Repeat with 9 more pieces of fillo. Pour in the leeks and asparagus mixture and spread to fill the dish. Place the remaining layers of fillo on top, brushing with melted butter between the layers. Tuck in the edges or trim as necessary.

5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and crispy and the middle is bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Equipment & Recipe Notes

Equipment:
colander
medium bowl
12x10 inch baking dish

Recipe Notes:
While working with the fillo dough, keep the unused pieces covered with plastic or a damp towel so it doesn't dry out.

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