Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

This is one of my favorite times of the year! The days are finally starting to get warm and one of my favorite vegetables, asparagus is plentiful. The farmers market has been full of locally grown asparagus for the last few weeks and I have certainly been enjoying it. I always like nice simple dishes that show off the asparagus and this asparagus and gruyere tart has been on my radar for a while now. It is basically just store bought puff pastry, gruyere cheese and asparagus. The tart is baked until the puff pastry is nice and golden brown and the asparagus has been roasted to perfection. Roasting asparagus is one of my favorite ways to cook asparagus as it seems to concentrate the flavour which makes this tart all the better. I did make one quick alteration to the recipes that I was looking at and that was to add a touch honey dijon mustard to give it some more flavour and a bit of bite. The asparagus and gruyere tart turned out great! I used a medium thickness asparagus and it was perfectly roasted at the same time that the puff pastry had turned gold brown. The melted cheese, roasted asparagus and light, flaky, puffy crust was an amazing combination!

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 sheet puff pastry (thawed according to the packages directions)
2 tablespoons honey dijon mustard
2 cups gruyere (grated)
1 pound asparagus (cleaned and trimmed)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:
1. Roll the puff pastry out to a 16x10 inch rectangle.
2. Score a line around the puff pastry 1 inch from the edge.
3. Brush the mustard around the inside of the cut.
4. Sprinkle the cheese over the mustard.
5. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer over the cheese.
6. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Brush the outside inch of the pastry with the oil.
8. Bake in a preheated 400F oven until the asparagus is tender and the pastry is golden brown, about 15-25 minutes.

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55 comments:

Marta said...

Great tart! Perfect for enjoying outside during a warm spring evening :)
I love the choice of gruyere here!!!

ttfn300 said...

asparagus and gruyere make the perfect pair :)

duodishes said...

Oh oh oh oh! So full of cheesey goodness, and of course the puffy, buttery pastry crust is causing hunger pangs right now. Great dinner!

Risa said...

Kevin this tart looks beautiful!!

jenncuisine said...

What a gorgeous tart! Puff pastry is the next thing on my "to create" list...

Culinary Cory said...

Well done with the puff pastry and the asparagus looks lovely.

Amy said...

That looks delicious! I could probably eat the whole thing!

Bharti said...

That looks beautiful. I love gruyere.

jordan said...

That looks amaaaaaazing.

Christie's Corner said...

I love simple dishes like this. Bet it tastes as good as it looks.

Christina said...

Mmm looks beautiful! I've been in the mood for asparagus too. Even though ours was on sale, it looked horrible, so I didn't buy it. :(

Konosur said...

Mmm nothing can ever go wrong with asparagus and cheese.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Extremely flavorful! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Irene said...

Wow! Delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Gruyere and asparagus is a fantastic flavor combination to tickle the tastebuds!

homecooked said...

Lovely tart! Looks yummy!

Jan said...

That tart looks lovely - Asparagus and cheese - double yum!

HoneyB said...

So simple to do and looks so delicious! Asparagus is my favorite vegetable.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow, this turns out picture perfect!

Sara said...

Wow, that looks amazing! I've never had that flavor combo together...I bet it's incredible.

Ammu said...

Wow! that looks amazing.Nice click.

Amy and Chris said...

It's gorgeous and, I'm sure, tasty too.

lisa said...

That's a great tart! The asparagus looks fantastic.

Dawn said...

I love the design as well as the flavor combo here. What a perfect photo.

Jeanine said...

That looks fantastic, Kevin! I don't think our local farmers grow asparagus. I wish they would, because the stuff in the store is getting too big already.

Ramsay's Pub Food At Home said...

Great asparagus tart. I love this time of year!

Karen said...

Beautiful!

Daziano said...

YUM!!! I love asparagus and when paired with gruyere it gets even better!

BlueJeanGourmet said...

I am with you on the deliciousness of roasted asparagus! Love this idea as a dinner party piece--such a show-stopper--what do you think about trying a gouda instead of gruyere? not that I'm opposed to the latter, but the former is actually really good with asparagus.

finsmom said...

Another great sounding recipe!
Keep 'em coming :)

nita scot said...

What a beautiful dish! This looks amazing. I love asparagus also so I'll have to add this to my "to do" list

Marjie said...

Great pairing; perfect light meal!

Theresa said...

That look REALLY good. I can't wait to try this!

Kevin said...

BlueJeanGourmet: It sounds like I am going to have to try the asparagus and gouda combo.

Maria said...

Beautiful tart! Lovely crust and the asparagus must have made this a refreshingly light meal.

Susan Wensel said...

Ooooh, this looks good. I had never thought of Gruyere with asparagus.

Sophie said...

MMMMM..indeed, I agree: it is wonderfull!

Jamie said...

This is so gorgeous! And such a perfect dish to highlight something so wonderful as asparagus.

Lisa said...

I too have starting enjoying asparagus season. What a lovely way to enjoy this most tasty vegetable.

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

I've recently started roasting asparagus as well and I love them that way. So much more character and depth.

Anonymous said...

Asparagus used to grow wild in our yard, then we learned how to make it keep coming back year after year. Other people measure spring by their tulips and daffodils making a show; I measure by my asparagus making an appearance. Can't wait to try this! Gruyere is almost as lovely to say as it is to eat. Almost ...

Cristina said...

My boyfriend made this recipe with no changes or additions for brunch this morning, it was amazing. We had some very thin, young, asparagus and some domestic Gruyere, they came together perfectly on the puff pastry. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Chef Fresco said...

Very pretty dish! I love gruyere!

Anonymous said...

My dh and I really liked how easy this was to make and good it tasted. Thanks for sharing the recipe. =)

She'saPistol said...

My family just finished our Father's Day dinner featuring your lovely asparagus tart, Kevin. This is definitely going in my "what to serve the boss for dinner" file! Thanks so much.

Ellen Warfield said...

I made this the other night it was a huge hit! I am a new fan. thanks!

Amber said...

I made this last night, and it was really good! It was pretty easy to make, too. Thanks!

James said...

I made this too. Tonight. Small starter sized ones - they all loved it.

Vidya said...

oh how lovely. My daughter just loves asparagus in any form. She would instantly jump on this. Lovely pic. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

I recently found your blog quite by accident and immediately saved it to favorites as it reflects my tastes food with much emphasis on veggies and ethnic flavors. Your food pics make everything look delicious. Thank you for inspiring me to cook creatively.

Sandi's Pantry said...

This recipe was featured in Martha Stewart's Magazine. I made it for Easter and it is very good.

Sandi's Pantry said...

This recipe was featured in Martha Stewart's Magazine. I made it for Easter and it is very good.

thoughtful spot said...

Delicious! I used gouda and it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I love visiting your blog.

Constance said...

I just made this for my husband and it is awesomely good. The perfect spring meal!

Krasja said...

I made it! It is the best tart ever :)

Vicky said...

I've made a puff pastry tart very similar to to this but also with the addition of egg yolks and sour cream. The combination of flaky pastry with creamy cheese and crispy asparagus spears is fantastic!

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