Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart

A simple and elegant showcase of fresh spring asparagus.

Serves: 16Prep: 15 minutesCook: 35 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 bunch asparagus, ends removed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry out to 10”x14” rectangle. Transfer to prepared pan. Prick with a fork leaving a ½” border around edges. Bake 10-12 minutes until light golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together goat cheese, cream cheese, thyme and garlic; set aside.
  • Remove puff pastry from oven and gently press down the center that was pricked with the fork. Dollop cheese mixture evenly across the pastry. Top with asparagus spears; season with salt and pepper. Return to the oven and bake 18-20 minutes, until asparagus is tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.