#116 – Asparagus Farfalle & Apple Torte

hosted by Laverne Diede & Rhonda Fitterer

Asparagus Farfalle

  • 3 cups pasta (Bowtie, medium shells, wagon wheels, penne)
  • 1 lb. lean hamburger
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely grated chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt & pepper
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese divided

Cook pasta in boiling water 8-9 minutes until almost al dente. Add asparagus and continue cooking 4-5 minutes until pasta and asparagus are soft. Drain well. Brown hamburger until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and drain. Heat oil in skillet until hot, add onion & garlic. Cook 3-4 minutes until tender.

Remove from heat, add hamburger and season with salt and pepper.

Add pasta, asparagus & ½ of the cheese. Toss well and sprinkle remaining cheese. Serves 4

Apple Torte

  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp each of cinnamon and baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. each of soda. Salt and nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups diced apples
  • ½ cup nuts

Mix sugar & eggs, add dry ingredients. Fold in apples & nuts. Bake in greased 9 x 13 pan 45 minutes 350 degrees.

Caramel Sauce

  • ½ cup white sugar and brown sugar
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • Mix and boil. Set aside to cool


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