Easy Asparagus Gruyere Tart!

 

Asparagus Gruyere Tart appetizerThis Asparagus Gruyere Tart is one of my favorite recipes to prepare (and to eat!) especially when asparagus is bright green and in season. And, it is easy too! Only a few ingredients are needed and it looks so appetizing as a side dish or an appetizer.

This tart is perfect with just the asparagus and cheese, or use your imagination and add whatever you think would be a Gr8 addition to the top of the tart. How about trying cherry tomatoes or pine nuts or a bake an egg on top for breakfast or add bacon or pancetta or maybe some arugula tossed in a light vinaigrette?

Let us know what you come up with and Enjoy!Asparagus Gruyere Tart ingredients

 

 

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.
Course Appetizer
Author Kyle

Ingredients

  • Flour for the work surface
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese I have also used Swiss and Fontina cheese., shredded
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus medium or thick
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  3. Flour counter or wood cutting board so that the pastry does not stick to it.

  4. Roll out the puff pastry into a 16-by-10 inch rectangle.

  5. Place the pastry onto a baking sheet.

  6. With a sharp knife, lightly score the pastry dough 1 inch in from the edges.

  7. Pierce the dough inside the markings at about 1/2-inch intervals.

    Asparagus Gruyere Tart scored pastry
  8. Bake until light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
    Asparagus Gruyere Tart pastry baked
  9. Remove the pastry shell from the oven and sprinkle with Gruyere.
  10. Fit the asparagus spears inside the tart shell. Trim the ends of the asparagus so that they are all about the same size and fit inside the pastry. Alternate the tips and bottoms so that they fit better.

    Asparagus Gruyere Tart assembled
  11. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Bake until the spears are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare through step 11 a couple of hours before serving and cover with plastic wrap and leave on counter until ready to bake.

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Janet DeBiaso | 1st Apr 16

    Oh this sounds delicious and so easy! Will make it over the next few days!! Thanks for the idea!! Just wish I had seen it before Easter. XO

    • Kyle | 5th Apr 16

      Janet, when you try making the tart, let us know how you like it. Thanks for being a Gr8 friend and thank you for your comments!

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