This asparagus tart recipe is the perfect welcome to spring and one that you’ll crave all year long.
Bright green stalks of asparagus are popping up all around lately – at our local farmer’s market and in the produce department at my grocery store. I keep kicking myself that they would also be shooting up in my garden right about now if I’d just have planted them a few years ago when I should’ve.
Oh well. I’ll support the local farmers who did think about planting them instead.
But, where ever I find them, I’m definitely snatching them up as quickly as I can.
If your family enjoys asparagus as much as mine, I really think they’ll love this asparagus tart.
Place your sheet of pastry dough onto your tart pan. I used my long, skinny tart pan that has become one of my favorites lately. I love the size and the removable bottom to the pan. It makes tart serving so easy, peasy.
Anyway, once I have laid my pastry dough onto my tart pan, I make sure that it is not overstretched for the inside of the pan. Then, to trim the dough, I simply use my rolling pin and roll along the edge of the pan. It makes a clean and neat cut every time!
Next, place your Gruyere cheese slices on the the bottom of your tart dough. I had my cheese cut at the deli of my local grocery store. This is what she called “deli cut.” I have no idea if that is really the name of a cut or if she was pulling my leg. Either way, it is not too thick and not too thin. Just right.
Next, trim the bottoms of the stalks of your asparagus. For my tart, I decided to use five stalks going in one direction and five for the other. I just placed two stalks of asparagus end to end in my tart pan to decide how much needed to be trimmed. While this doesn’t have to be perfect, it is nice when they are trimmed evenly so that the presentation looks nice.
Once you have your asparagus all nestled in, then sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Bake your asparagus tart at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes and then serve warm.
This asparagus tart really is perfect for a Sunday brunch or a light springtime supper or lunch!
Here’s my asparagus tart recipe. I think you’ll love it!
Asparagus Tart Recipe
- 1 sheet prepared puff pastry thawed
- 10-20 slices Gruyere cheese
- 10-20 stalks asparagus cleaned
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place pastry dough into tart pan. Trim edges.
- Arrange slices of cheese onto pastry dough topped with trimmed asparagus stalks.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 20 minutes and serve warm.