Asparagus & Cheese Tart


This golden delight is elegant, savory and sure to impress. Quickly bake and assemble the buttery and flaky puff pastry crust, then layer with a homemade creamy and slightly nutty herbed cheese mixture. A top layer of asparagus completes the tart, making it an ideal dish for breakfast or brunch.

Homemade Puff Pastry Tart Topped with Cheese and Asparagus on Cutting Board |

Homemade Puff Pastry Tart Topped with Cheese and Asparagus on Cutting Board |
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Asparagus & Cheese Tart

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 442 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly flour work surface. Unfold thawed puff pastry sheet and gently roll out to 11x14-in.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer pastry to baking sheet. Use knife to score 1-in. around the perimeter (avoid cutting all the way through). Use fork to prick the inner rectangle all over. Brush border with some of the beaten egg (reserve remaining egg for cheese mixture). Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, trim approximately 1 inch off asparagus ends. Transfer to bowl and toss with olive oil until evenly coated and set aside.
  4. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Gruyere, thyme, salt, garlic powder, nutmeg, lemon zest and remaining beaten egg.
  5. Remove puff pastry from oven. Use rubber spatula to evenly spread cheese mixture inside the border. Arrange asparagus on top and sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Asparagus & Cheese Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 433mg18%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1203IU24%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.