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Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart with Gouda

This Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart with Gouda makes the perfect springtime (or anytime) appetizer or brunch dish! This tart is so flavorful and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Ashley Boyd


  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 ½ cups grated gouda cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh grated lemon zest for topping


  • Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a large skillet. Add the asparagus and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 2 to 5 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus is. Drain and transfer asparagus to the bowl with ice water to stop the cooking process. Pat asparagus dry and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Bake until light golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheet.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the Gouda, shallot, egg yolks, Greek yogurt, milk, nutmeg, thyme leaves and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a bowl until combined. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the puff pastry, leaving about a 1-inch border on all sides.
  • Toss the asparagus with the olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Arrange the asparagus on the tart and bake until the cheese mixture is slightly puffy, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest and serve warm or at room temperature.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.4g | Protein: 12.3g | Fat: 21.1g | Saturated Fat: 10.2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 414mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 3.1g | Calcium: 217mg