Saturday, May 15, 2010

Asparagus Tart


As a stay at home mom, I have been doing more than the usual amount of ladies lunches and brunches. With the spring influx of asparagus, I decided to make an asparagus tart. It was very easy since I never make my own pastry. It's the kind of thing you can make that will make your guest feel special, but that won't take you all day to make.

Asparagus Tart:
One box of puff pastry (rolled out)
One bunch of Asparagus
5-6 good sized mushrooms, sliced
2 eggs, beaten
A wedge of brie
Chives, salt and pepper to taste

Start by baking the asparagus and sliced mushrooms for 5 minutes at 425F in olive oil salt and pepper. This just makes sure they will be cooked through even if the asparagus is thick.

Take the puff pastry and roll up the edges a bit. Poke some holes in it with a fork or knife so that it doesn't bubble up while cooking. Lay out the asparagus and mushrooms to cover. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg, and then pour the remaining egg over the tart. Cover with slices of the brie and chives and bake for 20-30 minutes (until pastry is brown). The second time I made this I added some slivers of onion, which added some nice flavour. Yum!

4 comments:

  1. OMGosh!!!! That is a work of art! I absolutely love the way it looks and I know it would be so yummy. Thank you for reminding me of doing this... and your fantabulous recipe. Next week I will be at Edgar's, loading up on fresh asparagus, and this will be on the weekend menu!
    :)
    Valerie

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  2. I am so making this for Sunday brunch. Might add a load of broccoli and sundried tomatoes too. This looks really good. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Heading downtown for my asparagus shortly.... City market in the long weekend rain. :)
    valerie

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  4. It was on my menu - but what a disaster... I am on take two - and will be doing take three... before I post. The bottom was soggy the first time. The next time it was delicious - but not pretty... so, one more go - and I will be "good to go!"
    Thanks for the inspiration (and a little desperation!)
    And, can you gals please e-mail me as I am planning on hosting an Edmonton foodie Blogger event and want to send the information to you via e-mail.
    Thanks!!!
    Valerie
    :)

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