Asparagus Gruyere Tart

asparagus gruyere tart

This is my FAVORITE tart. It is easy to make and looks sophisticated and pretty. I made it the other day as a light lunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We ate it with a green salad. In the past, I have served it as an appetizer and have brought it for several potluck events. I use store-bought puff pastry. This recipe is from Everyday Food but I had to adjust the cooking times (posted below). Finely minced garlic could also be added to the pre-baked puff pastry before adding the cheese and asparagus.

  • Yield:Β Serves 4
  • Flour, for work surface
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 5 1/2 ounces (2 cups) Gruyere cheese, shredded (can substitute Emmentaler or Fontina cheese)
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium or thick asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry into a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Trim uneven edges. Place pastry on a baking sheet (I also use parchment paper). With a sharp knife, lightly score pastry dough 1 inch in from the edges to mark a rectangle. Using a fork, pierce dough inside the markings at 1/2-inch intervals. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove pastry shell from oven, and sprinkle with Gruyere. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus spears to fit crosswise inside the tart shell; arrange in a single layer over Gruyere, alternating ends and tips. Brush with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until spears are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

10 responses to “Asparagus Gruyere Tart

  1. The Veggie Green

    Have to make this, asparagus is one of my favourite things! πŸ™‚

  2. The Veggie Green

    Reblogged this on The Veggie Green and commented:
    I made this tonight, it was absolutely delicious and so simple to make! I couldn’t find any vegetarian gruyere in the supermarket, so I used veggie Emmental instead. You could also use your favourite vegan cheese instead.

  3. This looks awesome! Will be giving it a go.. and I love asparagus! πŸ™‚ x

  4. How interesting! It is the same tart, and I can’t remember where I got the recipe. I think it was a magazine years ago because I had hand written it…maybe it was Martha Stewart, isn’t Everyday Food her magazine? Lovely!

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