This 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!
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Flour counter or wood cutting board so that the pastry does not stick to it.
Roll out the puff pastry into a 16-by-10 inch rectangle.
Place the pastry onto a baking sheet.
With a sharp knife, lightly score the pastry dough 1 inch in from the edges.
Pierce the dough inside the markings at about 1/2-inch intervals.
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.
Prepare through step 11 a couple of hours before serving and cover with plastic wrap and leave on counter until ready to bake.
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Here at Great 8 Friends we love our rimmed baking sheets. They are useful for everything from baking cookies to making sheet pan dinners, like our Complete Fish Dinner on the Grill or Easy Sheet Pan Lamb Dinner.