Savory Spring Asparagus Tart
Recipe Type: Side
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
For the dough:
  • Click the link above for the recipe.
For the filling:
  • ¼ cup gruyere cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon chives, chopped
  • 12 thin spears of asparagus, woody ends snapped off
  • Olive oil
  1. Make the dough, click the link above for the recipe.
  2. Gently transfer dough to a 13 by 4 inch fluted tart pan. Press dough into edges and trim, leaving about ½ an inch overhang as the dough will shrink. Prick all over with a fork, then place into freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F. Bake dough for for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375F and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together gruyere, ricotta, pepper and chives. Spread mixture gently into the center of the dough. Arrange asparagus spears on top, drizzle with olive oil and a little more black pepper. Bake for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is a little melty. Serve immediately.
Dough recipe adapted from Taste and Technique by Naomi Pomeroy.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at