Spring Asparagus Tarts

Looking to impress your guests? Try these delicious tarts that are really easy to prepare. Spread Dijon-style mustard on strips of puff pastry and top with fresh asparagus and shredded Gruyère cheese. 20 minutes in the oven and you’ve got amazing tarts that are simply irresistible. Try them for brunch or at your next dinner party and you’ll be sure to earn rave reviews!
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 15 minutes
  • bake: 20 minutes
  • cool: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 18 thin spears fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded Gruyère cheese

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the work surface.  Cut the pastry sheet into 3 strips along the fold lines.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.  Brush the pastry strips with the mustard.  Fold over the edges of the pastry strips 1/8 inch on all sides, crimping with a fork to form a rim.

  3. Place the pastries onto the baking sheets.  Prick the pastries with a fork.  Arrange 3 spears asparagus on each pastry.  Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes.

  5. Easy Substitution:  You can also use smoked gouda or Fontina instead of the Gruyère.

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