Asparagus Tart Recipe

Not only is this asparagus tart recipe beautiful and tasty, but easy to make! With store-bought puff pastry, you have the luck of the Irish on your side. Roll it out and let your guests think you are a 5-star chef! The unexpected Dijon mustard base leaves you wanting more. Perfect for the main course or starter to any meal. Do yourself a favor and make this charming tart!

Asparagus Tart Recipe
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4- 6

INGREDIENTS
1 pound Asparagus, trimmed
1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 ½ cups Mozzarella, shredded
½ cup Parmesan, shredded
Salt and Pepper, to taste
¼ Lemon, juiced

DIRECTIONS
Blanch the asparagus: fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook 2-5 minutes until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain and transfer the asparagus to the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.

Assemble the tart: Preheat the oven to 400F. Roll out the puff pastry sheet to a 10 by 16-inch rectangle on a silpat mat or large piece of parchment with floured surface. Avoid pressing too hard when rolling out the ends and edges. If it is soft and sticky, place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Transfer the silpat/parchment with rolled puff pastry to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Spread Dijon mustard in an even layer on the puff pastry, leaving a one-inch border around the sides.

Toss together the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and sprinkle evenly over the layer of the Dijon mixture. Lay the asparagus side-by-side across the cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake 15-20 minutes until pastry is golden brown and cheese is puffy.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut and serve!

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