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Recipe: Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

Recipe: Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart from Walking on Sunshine

Today I'm reaching back into the archives to share with you a recipe that's perfect for the first day of March!  Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart is a pretty fancy looking recipe but it's really pretty easy to make! 

If you've never worked with puff pastry, you're in for a real surprise on how easy it is to create delicious recipes. Puff pastry is sold in the freezer section of your grocery store. You need to let the puff pastry come to room temperature to work with it but you want to be careful not to let it get too warm.


Our church used to have a monthly meeting called Creative Home.  We would meet at someone's home and do a project or just sit and chat.  And it always involved food.  In the past we had cookie parties, we learned how to decorate cupcakes and we always enjoyed shared delicious recipes with each other. 

A few years ago, we had a brunch at my friend Jani's house.  We all had to bring a "green" dish as it was almost St. Patrick's Day.  I made this really easy Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pasty Tart.  It was so incredibly easy and looked perfect with the other brunch recipes. 

And if you're careful, you can slice the peppers to look a little like clovers, which is perfect for March and St. Patrick's Day.  

Puff pastry sheet is pre-baked.  Can you see the "frame" that was scored around the edges.
Arrange the cheese, asparagus and red pepper slices on top of the pre-baked puff pastry sheet.
Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart before baking from Walking on Sunshine.
Recipe: Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart from Walking on Sunshine

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Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart from Walking on Sunshine.


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Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups grated white cheddar cheese
  • Asparagus
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian salad dressing

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unfold the defrosted puff pastry and place on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, press the lines out of the puff pastry and place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  3. Using a sharp knife, make a slight indent around the entire square of puff pastry about 1" away from the edge. This will form the crust after the pastry has baked. Using a fork, prick the dough of the puff pastry so while cooking it doesn't puff up too much.
  4. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes; watching it closely. You do not want the dough to get too brown as you will be baking it again with the cheese and asparagus.
  5. Trim away the woody parts of the asparagus and toss with the Italian salad dressing, salt and pepper; set aside.
  6. Grate the cheese.
  7. Slice the red peppers making sure you get the pretty ring shapes as seen in the finished photo.
  8. Once the puff pastry is slightly browned, remove from the oven. Sprinkle the top of the puff pastry with the cheese being careful to stay within the "frame" that you created.
  9. Arrange the asparagus in a pretty design on top of the cheese and place the red pepper slices on top of the asparagus.
  10. Brush the top of the red peppers with a little of the salad dressing.
  11. Return the tray to the oven and continue to cook for another 12 - 15 minutes; watching carefully again.
Note:
  1. ***Note: The asparagus I purchased were not in season and were quite thick. I trimmed them down, cutting off the woody stems before marinading them. Then I pre-cooked them in a hot 425 degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes until they were just fork tender. Then I proceeded with the recipe as directed above. If you're able to get asparagus that are thin and in season, you can skip the step of pre-baking them. You want the asparagus to be soft and tender after the entire tart is baked. I achieved that by pre-baking them.
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21 comments

  1. This is gorgeous, Lois! I'd love a piece right now!

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  2. I cannot wait for the asparagus to pop up in my garden! Looks delicious.

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  3. You know I loved this recipe so much I had to try my own version of it too! So simple and delish. I steamed my asparagus for a few minutes first instead of putting in oven first and that worked well too.

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  4. I love the combination of the Gruyere and the asparagus, this looks beautiful and I know it is absolutely delicious. So EASY, love it! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Yum, this looks wonderful!! I have pinned this to my recipe board to give a try! I would love to have you share your recipe at my linky party, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-2.html

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  6. G'day! Looks like it would be fun to eat Lois! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  7. This looks so good! A perfect simple dinner for the nights I work late.

    I hopped over from the Worthwhile Wednesdays link up.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  8. Very pretty. Your dish probably put everyone in a springtime mood...asparagus! Yum. Have a lovely day.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up last week. I hope you join us again this week. :) http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-3.html

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  10. Absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! I would love to share it on Food is Love Recipes.com
    http://foodisloverecipes.com/submit-your-recipe.html

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  11. This looks wonderful! Thanks for bringing it by and linking up at the Weekend Social on www.KitchenDreaming.com! We hope to see you again next week.

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  12. What a fantastic recipe! We thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much for attending Weekend Social Blog Hop and Link Party #13 ! Don't forget the requirements of being featured .We hope to see you there Friday at 9 PM to kick off week 14! We can hardly wait to see what you surprise us with!!

    Heidy L. McCallum of The McCallum's Shamrock Patch

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  13. G’day from Oz! Many thanks for linking up to the Say G’Day Saturday link up and sharing this great recipe. I love that idea about having a creative home night for your church friends. I might suggest that to my priest too!

    I’ve just pinned your post, shared it on Google+ and I will also be featuring it at this week’s party.

    Hope you can pop by and say g’day again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  14. That looks so good! I was thinking of doing something along this line for my Easter brunch. Now it moved up the list, I can't wait to try it!

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  15. This is such a pretty tart! It sounds like it would be a fantastic brunch dish, too! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday; I hope you'll link up with us again this coming week :)

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  16. Hi Lois, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole's Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is Pies & Tarts

    You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which might be some time Thursday your time – I do find time zones quite confusing. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole

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  17. Yum! I'm always looking for ways to spice up my asparagus! Thanks for joining us for this weeks the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday linky party.

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  18. Looks delicious and so does the apple tart version. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  19. This looks amazing! Would make a great appetizer. Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

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