What an impressive and delicious way to serve puff pastry to guests. This simple asparagus and gruyere cheese treat will make you the hostess with the most unique and easy gourmet tart ever enjoyed. We promise this recipe will be a favorite at your table, simple to prepare with premade frozen pastry dough, yet impressive and yummy to serve. The next time you are hosting an event or just a small get together, we highly recomment giving this recipe a try. We can garantee, it will be, 'love at first bite.'
Easy | Appetizer | Brunch | Serves 8 - 10
Asparagus & Gruyere Tart
flour, to dust your work surface
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 cups Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded
1½ pounds asparagus, with 1 inch trimmed from bottoms
1 tablespoon olive oil
grated Parmesean cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry into a 16-by-10 inch rectangle. Trim edges if needed. Place pastry on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly score pastry dough 1 inch in from edges to make a rectangle. Using a fork, pierce dough inside the markings at ½-inch intervals. Bake until just golden, about 12-15 minutes.
Remove pastry shell from oven, and sprinkle with Gruyere or Swiss.
Arrange asparagus in a single layer over cheese, alternating ends and tips.
Brush with oil, season with salt and pepper, and top with parmesan. Bake until spears are just tender, yet crisp, about 8-12 minutes.