Asparagus Farfalle & Apple Torte

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

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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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Laverne Diede
Rhonda Fitterer

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