Shaved Asparagus and Gruyere Puff Pastry Tart
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer,Side Dish,Vegetable
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 sheets (1 package) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • flour, for rolling pastry dough
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 8 asparagus spears, shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 egg, beaten with a bit of water
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut ⅓ off one of the pieces of pastry dough to use for the edges. Attach the edges of the remainder of the first piece with the second full piece, and roll the dough out on a floured surface to fit a rectangular baking sheet. Lay it carefully on the baking sheet and fold the side and end edges over by an inch to form a lip. Then take the remaining small piece of dough and cut it into strips. Stretch to fit then lay those strips on top of the folded over edges of the tart dough.
  2. Sprinkle the whole thing with the Gruyere cheese, then spread the shaved spears of asparagus over the entire tart. Beat an egg with a little water then use a pastry brush to coat the edge pieces. Zest a lemon over the top of the asparagus, then drizzle the top with just a little extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Then bake at 375 degrees until the puff pastry is cooked through and puffed up, about 30 minutes.
Recipe by Cooking With MicheleĀ® at http://cookingwithmichele.com/2011/05/shaved-asparagus-and-gruyere-puff-pastry-tart/