Sunday, January 05, 2014

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

About 10 months ago, I pinned this recipe to my Pinterest board. It looked yummy so I decided to make it for New Year's Eve.
It was delicious! I'll definitely make this again sometime. One thing I'll do differently though, is add a little less salt. The cheese is already salty, so the asparagus doesn't need much salt added to it.

Asparagus Gruyere Tart
Ingredients:
Flour, for work surface
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
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

STEP 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 lined with parchment. 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.
STEP 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.

NOTE: Thaw puff pastry according to package instructions.
Emmentaler or Fontina cheese can be substituted for the Gruyere.
After the 1st bake, let the puff pastry cool a little, that'll allow it to fall if it has puffed up. I gently helped it down by pushing on the top of the tart oh so very carefully, so as not to break the tart. But I mostly let it fall by itself. It may not have puffed as much if I had made my folk piercings deeper.
I didn't bother trimming uneven edges. It seemed even enough to me after rolling it out.

4 comments:

Ginnie said...

Next time you make it, Mad, please save some for me! :)

Photo Cache said...

ditto for me too.

Shammickite said...

I have made a very similar recipe using Boursin herb and garlic goat cheese, asparagus and some gouda cheese. Really yummy! But I think I should slightly cook the asparagus first, some of the stems got rather stringy. It's SO YUMMY!

susan d said...

I love puff pastry!