Get ready to impress with this easy puff pastry asparagus tart with gruyere cheese!
This simple spring asparagus tart takes just 10 minutes to prep and you only need 4 ingredients.
When it comes to entertaining, you always want to have a few simple recipes that come together with minimal effort but look (and taste!) fancy.
Just like my blueberry and goat cheese appetizer, this easy cheesy asparagus tart checks those boxes!
While you can serve this as a light meal or alongside a salad for brunch, you can also cut this into smaller pieces to serve as a perfect appetizer or side dish! I think this would pair perfectly with my market spring vegetable salad. This easy vegetarian recipe is perfect for any occasion including a Spring or Summer dinner party; Mother’s Day; or Easter brunch.
Why you’ll love this fresh asparagus puff pastry tart
You can quickly whip up this puff pastry asparagus tart in just 10 minutes once the store-bought puff pastry is defrosted and then it needs around 30 minutes to bake in the oven on a prepared baking sheet.
This recipe requires minimal ingredients and equipment.
You can prep the ingredients the night before so the next day all you have to do is assemble the tart and pop into the oven – let’s make your life easier!
The asparagus with the gruyere cheese really is a crowd pleasing flavor combination!
Ingredients Needed to make this easy asparagus tart
Gruyere cheese: if you can’t find gruyere cheese, I recommend using swiss cheese or an old white cheddar cheese! Or, use a cheese mixture of gruyere and old white cheddar cheese together.
Boursin cheese: feel free to swap out the boursin cheese with 150 grams of softened herb and garlic cream cheese.
Asparagus: look for more tender asparagus that are thin in size as they will bake a little better and make sure you trim the woody end of the asparagus spears before layering on the tart.
Store-bought Puff Pastry: be sure to take your frozen puff pastry out of the freezer and put it in the fridge so it has time to defrost!
Step by Step Process to make this asparagus cheese tart
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400°Fahrenheit. Lay out an 11-inch x 14-inch rectangle puff pastry sheet onto a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Use a fork to prick the puff pastry and use a sharp knife to make a light 1-inch border outline.
Step 2: Using the back of a spoon, spread the Boursin cheese onto the puff pastry dough. Be sure to leave a 1-inch border.
Step 3: Sprinkle a ½ cup of the shredded Gruyere cheese over the Boursin. Place your asparagus spears over the Gruyere.
Step 4: Sprinkle over the remaining Gruyere and bake in the oven for 22-28 minutes, or until golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
Step 5: Serve slices of the asparagus tart with lemon zest and chili flakes.
Easy Puff Pastry Asparagus Tart with Gruyere Cheese
- 1 sheet defrosted frozen puff pastry (if the puff pastry comes in a square, roll it out to the approximate desired shape)
- 1 150g garlic & fine herbs Boursin cheese
- 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
- 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
- Garnishes: lemon zest & chili flakes / ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Lay out an 11x14 inch (approximate) sheet of puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use the tines of a form to prick the puff pastry sheet.
- Use the back of the spoon to spread out the Boursin cheese onto the puff pastry, leaving a 1 inch border around.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the shredded Gruyere cheese over the Boursin cheese, then layer the asparagus spears over the Gruyere cheese.
- Finally sprinkle the rest of the shredded Gruyere cheese over the asparagus and bake the tart for 22-28 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
- Serve slices topped with lemon zest and chili flakes if desired.
- If you can’t find boursin cheese, you can substitute with 150g softened herb/garlic cream cheese.
- A good substitute for Gruyere cheese is swiss cheese or an old white cheddar cheese.
- Can I make this ahead of time? I wouldn’t recommend baking this ahed of time BUT you can definitely prep the ingredients! Shred the cheese, remove the woody ends of the asparagus and defrost the puff pastry in the fridge.
- Leftovers can be store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Best enjoyed reheated in the oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes.
Expert Tips to make this puff pastry asparagus tart recipe
Keep an eye on the tart in the oven, you don’t want it to burn or get overcooked.
To make your life easier, prep the ingredients beforehand.
While it is optional, I do recommend topping the slices with lemon zest and chili flakes just before serving.
Make sure you give the puff pastry enough time to fully defrost before making this recipe.
Can I make this brunch recipe ahead of time?
I don’t recommend baking the asparagus tart ahead of time, but you can prep all the ingredients (weighing out the cheese, removing the woody ends of the asparagus, defrosting the puff pastry in the fridge) the day before!
Can I substitute Gruyere for a different type of cheese?
Gruyere is a nutty, slightly sweet cheese which melts beautifully! But if you can’t find it or don’t have it on hand, then you can use swiss cheese or an old white cheddar cheese.
How to store this puff pastry asparagus tart
Store the leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes.
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Until the next cooking adventure,