Jen Farr: Hands On Kitchen

Apr
13
2016

Spring Asparagus Tart

Ready-made puff pastry makes this spring treat a snap

by: Jen Farr
This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.​ | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Few vegetables are as emblematic of spring as asparagus. Have you ever seen asparagus growing in a garden? My daughters and I discovered stalks of asparagus growing in a strawberry patch last year. It was amazing to see the spiky vegetable poking out of the soil. Asparagus is a great vegetable to get kids excited about gardening.

A simple way to enjoy eating asparagus is with a light and flaky puff pastry tart. Ready made, puff pastry is a home cook's secret weapon. Puff pastry is simple to use and makes a fool-proof base to many different dishes. This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.

This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.​ | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Spring Asparagus Tart

 

Ingredients

2 cups grated gouda
1 package of puff pastry, thawed
12 asparagus spears
2 green onions, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 pieces of bacon, baked and chopped 
1/2 cup spring peas (fresh or frozen)
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
1 tsp grated parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp water

Directions

YMC flower On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry to fit your parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place on the baking sheet.

This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.​ | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

YMC flower Use a sharp knife to score a line in the puff pastry, about 1/2" from the edge of the pastry. 

YMC flower Scatter the grated cheese over the puff pastry. Keep the cheese inside the inner rectangle, so the edge can rise a little higher and act as a border around the tart.

This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.​ | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

YMC flower Place the asparagus and green onions on top of the cheese. Scatter with baked bacon, peas, salt and pepper. * I bake up a few strips of bacon on the weekend, and store the baked bacon in a sealed container in the fridge until I need it during the week. *

YMC flower Combine lightly beaten egg and water...beat together. Brush the egg wash on the edge of the puff pastry.

YMC flower Bake in 375°F oven for 20-25 minutes - until the edge is golden brown.

This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.​ | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

YMC flower Remove from the oven. Transfer to a cooling rack.

This spring tart combines seasonal asparagus, green onions, peas, gouda and bacon - because everything tastes better with bacon. Tarts are a fabulous addition to the kids' lunch box or alongside a green salad for lunch or dinner.​ | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

YMC flower Let cool and sprinkle with parmesan cheese before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

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