Cheesy puff pastry asparagus tart
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Cheesy puff pastry asparagus tart

Cheesy asparagus tart made with puff pastry is a delicious, easy vegetarian recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch or a fuss-free lunch. 
Course Brunch, Lunch, Starter, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword Asparagus tart, Cheesy asparagus tart, Puff pastry tart
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 340
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 400 g/14oz puff pastry thawed
  • 300 g/10oz fresh green asparagus Washed and woody ends trimmed off
  • 250 g/approximately 1 cup plain cream cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50 g/approximately ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated (add as much or as little as you prefer)
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/430ºF. Line a baking sheet with baking/parchment paper. 
  • To make the cheese mixture, combine the cream cheese, egg yolks, Parmesan, thyme, lemon zest, salt and pepper and mix well. 
  • Gently roll the puff pastry out into a large rectangle (to fit the baking sheet). Score a border around the edge (taking care not to cut all the way through the pastry). 
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the puff pastry, staying within the borders then top with the asparagus and season with salt and pepper.. Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg. 
  • Place the tart into the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden and cooked through. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2.4mg