Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

This simple Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart is easy to put together using store-bought puff pastry and Boursin cheese! The whole tart comes together in just 30 minutes and is sure to please everyone!

Honestly, I don’t know why it took me this long to share this recipe with you all. It has been on my list of things to photograph for 2 years. Literally, since I began this blog. Forgive me for keeping this deliciousness from you all for so long. I am rectifying that now though and you can make up for lost time ASAP!

It is no secret that I am obsessed with asparagus. And where there is cheese involved, I am there for it! So when those two things merge on a bed of puff pastry, how can it not be a thing of beauty? I mean, come on! There is so much delicious flavour here, it should be illegal. But, shhh! Don’t tell anyone that it also the easiest tart you will make.

So thaw out that puff pastry and put it to work. Provided you have Boursin cheese in your fridge, you are good to go and can have this delicious tart on the table in just half an hour!

How to make Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

To make one large tart, you will need:

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 package Shallot & Chive Boursin cheese (or similar)
1/2 lb asparagus, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg

Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet to form a rectangle about 9×13 inches. Place the puff pastry sheet on the baking sheet and using a sharp knife, score the puff pastry to form a 1 inch border all the way around, careful not to cut all the way through the puff pastry. Using a fork, poke holes in the center portion of the puff pastry, but not on the borders.

Using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the Boursin cheese inside the border of the puff pastry.

Prepare the asparagus by trimming the woody ends- you can do this by snapping off the ends of the asparagus. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.

Arrange the asparagus in the center of the puff pastry, alternating tips and ends. Top the asparagus with grated Parmesan cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash on the border of the puff pastry tart.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the puff pastry is a nice golden brown. Slice and serve.

How to serve this Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

The beauty of this asparagus tart is just how versatile it is. It works as an appetizer, served as lunch along with a green leaf salad, or even as breakfast, topped with poached eggs. Honestly, there isn’t a way I wouldn’t eat this yumminess!

You can also make smaller tarts to serve guests. Just slice up the puff pastry into 8 squares, create a smaller border on each one (about 1/2 an inch) and then top them as you would the larger tart. You will need to cut your asparagus spears in half if you are doing it this way so they fit on the squares. Easy peasy, yet super impressive to your dinner guests.

Variations for this tart

Don’ have Boursin cheese on hand or maybe its not your thing (probably the former cause I can’t imagine anyone doesn’t love this delightful cheese!)? You can substitute a mixture of goat cheese, cream cheese and herbs. And maybe sprinkle in some shredded gruyere cheese for added flavour too!

While I adore this asparagus tart as is, you can always add more veggies to the mix too! Cherry tomatoes and even carmelized onions are lovely toppings for this tart and can add even more flavour!

I used a Shallot & Chive Boursin flavour for my tart because I love how the flavours go with asparagus, but feel free to sub in another flavour too.

Hope you enjoy it!

Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

-Cathy

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Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

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This simple Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart is easy to put together using store-bought puff pastry and Boursin cheese! The whole tart comes together in just 30 minutes and is sure to please everyone!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizers, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 1 package Boursin cheese Shallot & Chive (or similar)
  • 1/2 lb asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet to form a rectangle about 9×13 inches. Place the puff pastry sheet on the baking sheet and using a sharp knife, score the puff pastry to form a 1 inch border all the way around, careful not to cut all the way through the puff pastry. Using a fork, poke holes in the center portion of the puff pastry, but not on the borders.
  • Using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the Boursin cheese inside the border of the puff pastry.
  • Prepare the asparagus by trimming the woody ends- you can do this by snapping off the ends of the asparagus. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the asparagus in the center of the puff pastry, alternating tips and ends. Top the asparagus with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush the egg wash on the border of the puff pastry tart.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the puff pastry is a nice golden brown. Slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 467IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg
Keyword asparagus, boursin cheese, brunch, easy recipe, party appetizer, puff pastry, quick recipe
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