Asparagus Tart With Herbed Cheese and Prosciutto

It takes only five ingredients and a few simple steps to make an asparagus tart that's perfect for an easy weeknight meal.

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Spring is peak season for asparagus, meaning it's time to start using the vegetable in your meals. Try this asparagus tart recipe, which is delicious and beautiful to boot. Plus, it calls for just five ingredients, making it a great last-minute dish.

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The tart begins with frozen puff pastry, a buttery and tasty store-bought shortcut. It's topped with herbed cheese (which you can typically find in the deli section of the grocery store) along with asparagus spears, peas, and charming prosciutto "flowers." Once baked, the combination will transform into a savory spring delight.

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Serve this asparagus tart as an appetizer or entrée with fresh leafy greens. The crisp texture of the greens will complement the richness of the tart. Whether you're hosting a picnic or feeding guests at a party, this tart is sure to be a hit!

Video: Asparagus Tart With Herbed Cheese and Prosciutto

Quick Recipe Overview

SERVINGS: ‌2 tarts (about 6 servings)

PREP TIME:‌ 15 minutes

BAKE TIME: ‌20–

25 minutes

TOTAL TIME:‌ 35–40 minutes

Things You'll Need

  • 2 puff pastry sheets, thawed

  • 16 oz. asparagus spears, ends trimmed

  • 6 to 8 prosciutto slices

  • 5 oz. herbed cheese

  • 1/4 cup peas

  • Olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Ground black pepper, to taste

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Tip

Feel free to use fresh or frozen peas. If you'd like to use frozen peas, put them in a colander under hot running water to thaw.

1. Prepare the puff pastry

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a sheet of thawed puff pastry on the baking sheet. Roll up the edges to create a border.

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2. Add the cheese and asparagus

Crumble the cheese into pieces. Sprinkle half on the sheet of puff pastry.

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Top with half of the asparagus spears.

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3. Make the prosciutto flowers

Cut a slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise. Fold it into a fan shape to create a flower.

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Add it to the tart. You can then fill in spaces with prosciutto "roses" by cutting a slice into thirds or fourths and then rolling up each strip.

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Tip

To make this asparagus tart vegetarian, simply skip the prosciutto.

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4. Add the peas, oil, and seasonings

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of peas on the tart. Brush the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

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Tip

Note that the cheese and prosciutto are already quite salty. If you'd like to limit your salt intake, skip the additional salt.

5. Bake the tart

Bake the tart for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges of the puff pastry are golden brown and flaky.

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Repeat the entire process to make the second tart.

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Let it cool slightly and then use a large knife to slice each tart into nine equal-size pieces. Enjoy!

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