Asparagus Tart
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 5-10
  • * Flour, for work surface
  • * 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed)
  • * 5 1/2 ounces (2 cups) Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • * 1 1/2 pounds medium or thick asparagus
  • * 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • * Salt and pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry into a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Place pastry on a baking sheet. 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 15 minutes.
  2. 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, 20 to 25 minutes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
i like to use local and organic seasonal foods and as i was passing by the fresh asparagus at the farmers market, my brain started working and this was it's result