The perfect, no fuss and easy gruyere asparagus tart on puff pastry is made with fresh asparagus, cheese and a touch of mustard. Serve as the perfect appetizer or main course at your Easter gathering. Paired beautifully with a sparkling Rosé.
I spotted this gorgeous asparagus, I knew it was fate. It definitely inspired me to create this tart recipe for you and share it.
When it comes to spring and Easter menu planning, give me all the freshness. The seasonal veggies and fruits that start popping up in the markets. This make me ohh so happy. I know that I can stop by my local Fred Meyer store to pick up all my essentials needed for the perfect Easter meal, including the wine pairing. When planning an Easter meal, I want to have something easy on hand to share with my family and friends or bring to a potluck. Plus, who doesn’t want the perfect bottle of sparkling Rosé to go along with the gruyere asparagus tart on puff pastry? Hello, did someone say brunch? Yes please.
This utterly delicious bottle of Rosé by McBride Sisters, which is available at Fred Meyer, part of the Kroger family of stores. Fred Meyer is my destination for all things Easter, especially Easter wine-pairing! Or any other day or holiday food and wine shopping. I feel like I like there some times, because I am there every day getting some fresh and delicious to cook up.
McBride Sisters delicious Brut Rosé is delicately structured and generous. The red fruits carry through the palate, with cranberry, peach, strawberry, and raspberry notes taking center stage. There is a hint of toasty complexity, and some creamy richness from the lees leading into a dry finish with lingering hints of spice. With its beautiful salmon color and delicate bead, this Brut Rosé is sophisticated, crisp and refreshing. Plus come on, that label… it’s so pretty.
I love this gruyere asparagus tart on puff pastry for Easter, because not only does it work for any meal from breakfast to dinner, but the simple preparation helps free you up for family fun time. Like hiding plastic Easter eggs for your kids, filled with Easter candy. Serve this on it’s own, with a salad, sprinkle some crispy bacon or prosciutto if you don’t want it to be vegetarian. The possibilities are endless. One other thought I had was adding some smoked salmon and lemon zest, don’t you think that would be good?
The crust is made from store-bought puff pastry – easy! Unless you want to be adventurous and make your own… I am not that patient. The tangy-mustard base, compliments so well with the gruyere cheese, amps up the flavor for good measure. And then those glorious, plump, verdant stalks of asparagus, all in a row like little soldiers. My daughter had fun laying them out for me.
This will go fast, I promise, so I would double your recipe and use both sheets for sure. Let’s get cooking. Well more like baking.
GRUYERE ASPARAGUS TART ON PUFF PASTRY
TIP: I leave my frozen puff pastry in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. Then, it’s ready to use the next day.
|1||frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed|
|1 lb||fresh asparagus|
|4 oz||Gruyere cheese, freshly grated (about 1.5 cups)|
|2 tbsp||dijon mustard, I used this Private Selection|
|1 tbsp||olive oil for brushing asparagus|
|sea salt, sprinkled on top of asparagus|
|1 tbsp||fresh dill, finely chopped|
- Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and carefully transfer the puff pastry to the baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, lightly score the pastry dough 1 inch in from the edges all around to mark a square. Then, using a fork, pierce the dough all around in the center, not the edges.
- Bake until light golden brown, about 10-12 minutes, check it at 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool, at least 3 minutes. using your hands, gently press down the middle area so it’s lower than the edges.
- Spread the mustard then grate the cheese on top.
- Trim the bottoms of the asparagus spears to fit crosswise inside the tart shell. Arrange them in a single layer over the Gruyere cheese, alternating ends and tips. Brush with olive oil, and season with salt. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until perfectly golden. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle fresh cute dill. Slice and serve. Enjoy with the sparkling Rosé.
Happy Easter friends.
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