It’s Monday folks, and I have a wonderful meatless recipe for you today, asparagus Gruyere tart. This cheese and vegetable tart is super easy to create and it takes no time at all to cook. Once ready, all you will have to do is add a side salad and some wine or iced beverage, and you will have yourself a superb lunch.
The ingredients are mostly placed on top of one another:
- Puff pastry
- egg yolk
- pencil asparagus
- lemon zest
- melted butter
10-15 minutes baking time and this beauty will be on your dinning table. You will be so pleased with yourself, this easy peasy dish is a no brainer.
I experimented with a couple of easy melting cheeses to see which I preferred, and Gruyère won. I must point out that Gruyère can taste very different dependent upon age of the piece of cheese you purchase. Younger Gruyère has a nutty taste, but the more mature the Guyère is the more complex, earthy and full flavored the taste becomes. Keep this in mind when buying your cheese, if you are looking for a desired taste.
Using frozen puff pastry is what makes asparagus gruyere tart so simple. Using frozen pastry really cuts down on prep time. I prefer to use Pepperidge Farm, because it bakes so well, you’re able to see the flaked layers once cooked and each bite melts in the mouth.
You can use regular asparagus instead of pencil asparagus, but you will have to cook the regular asparagus a little longer. Regardless of whatever variety you use, make sure not to overcook it, otherwise you will end up with some pretty tough asparagus which is not much fun to eat.
You’ve got to try this recipe, you will definitely want to add it to your repertoire. It’s too easy not to give it a try. Once you’ve mastered the recipe, which should be the first, or at most the second time around, perhaps you’d like to experiment with different easy melting cheeses to make asparagus gruyere tart more your own.