Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this asparagus tart recipe.
  2. Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.
  3. Here’s how to make this recipe.
  4. These pro tips will make this recipe a success.
  5. Frequently asked questions about this asparagus tart recipe.
  6. You'll love these other spring recipes.
  7. Watch how to make this asparagus tart recipe.
  8. Have I convinced you to make this recipe?
  9. Asparagus Tart Recipe

This pizza-like asparagus tart is ultra-versatile. It’s powerful as a main dish but can also be the perfect accompaniment to a salad. Puff pastry creates a buttery foundation to unify Dijon mustard, Boursin cheese, prosciutto, and asparagus. Using just one pan, these ingredients can be assembled in just minutes and are ideal for a weeknight meal.

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Why I love this asparagus tart recipe.

Asparagus is the harbinger of spring. The first thing to pop out of the ground in my garden is the tender spears of asparagus. When they are fresh, they need to be enjoyed as often as possible. One can only eat so much creamed asparagus on toast or roasted asparagus before wanting something new.

Enter my quick and simple asparagus tart. Not only is this super quick, but it can also be an appetizer or a meal. This utilizes frozen puff pastry as the buttery, crispy crust with a creamy cheese layer topped with prosciutto and asparagus. A finished dish that seems time-consuming but takes mere minutes.

Baked asparagus tart sliced into squares with prosciutto underneath with piece of parchment paper.

Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Puff pastry is ready to go in the frozen aisle of the grocery store. For the most flavor, choose an all-butter crust.
  • Asparagus is available out of season now, but choose in-season local asparagus for freshness and the best flavor.
  • Prosciutto is a dry-aged, thinly sliced ham rich in flavor.
  • Dijon mustard adds a flavor boost to the recipe without being too much.
  • Boursin cheese is a soft herb-filled cheese that works well with asparagus.
White marble surface filled with all ingredients needed to make a tart including asparagus, prosciutto, cheese, puff pastry, and more.

Here’s how to make this recipe.

  1. Prepare the puff pastry. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour the paper and unfold the puff pastry on top. Flour the pastry and gently roll out the dough, smoothing the folds. Using a knife, score a border about ½-inch from the edge around the entire rectangle.
  1. Assemble the pizza. Brush the Dijon mustard across the puff pastry. Crumble the Boursin cheese over the top. Place the prosciutto in an even layer over the cheese. Line the asparagus side-by-side over the top. If necessary, trim to fit the width of the pastry. Lightly drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus, then season with kosher salt and black pepper. Grate Parmesan cheese on top.
  1. Bake the pizza. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the dough has turned golden brown and the asparagus has become tender.

These pro tips will make this recipe a success.

  • Ensure the puff pastry has been thawed before using. Thawing overnight in the refrigerator is ideal; otherwise, it can get too soft if it thaws at room temperature.
  • To improve the presentation and create an elevated look, trim off the sides of the pastry to create a perfect rectangle. Use a ruler or a straightedge to act as a guide along the side and cut with a pastry wheel.
  • When baking, to check if asparagus is tender and fully cooked, insert a knife into a stalk. If the knife inserts easily with little resistance, then it is ready.
Squares of tart on a piece of parchment paper with prosciutto underneath asparagus and sprinkled with cheese.

Frequently asked questions about this asparagus tart recipe.

Is there a substitute for the Dijon mustard?

Dijon mustard has a different flavor than yellow prepared mustard and should not be substituted for another in this recipe.

Can this be made vegetarian?

Yes, the prosciutto can be omitted for a vegetarian version.

Does this work for leftovers?

Yes! This can be eaten warm or cold and is perfect for a next-day helping.

Watch how to make this asparagus tart recipe.

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Squares of asparagus tart sitting on piece of white parchment on wooden board after being sliced.

Asparagus Tart

5 from 3 votes
This pizza-like asparagus tart is ultra-versatile. It's powerful as a main dish but can also be the perfect accompaniment to a salad. Puff pastry creates a buttery foundation to unify Dijon mustard, Boursin cheese, prosciutto, and asparagus. Using just one pan, these ingredients can be assembled in just minutes and are ideal for a weeknight meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 14-oz sheet puff pastry thawed in the refrigerator
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 5.2-oz container Boursin cheese
  • 2 oz prosciutto (about 5 slices)
  • 12 oz asparagus cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Open the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Roll it out to smooth the seams to an 11×14-inch rectangle. Transfer the pastry and parchment to a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, make a line ½-inch around the perimeter of the pastry, only cutting halfway through, creating a crust. Do not cut all the way through the pastry.
    1 14-oz sheet puff pastry
  • Brush the inside of the cut-line pastry with the Dijon mustard. Crumble the Boursin cheese evenly over the mustard. Lay the prosciutto over the cheese; the pieces can be offset to cover as best as possible. Top with a single layer of asparagus trimmed to fit within the crust from one long side to the other long side. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
    2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 5.2-oz container Boursin cheese, 2 oz prosciutto (about 5 slices), 12 oz asparagus, 1 tbsp olive oil, ¾ tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp black pepper, ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bake in the preheated 400°F oven until the pastry is puffed and golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Ensure the puff pastry has been thawed before using. Thawing overnight in the refrigerator is ideal; otherwise, it can get too soft if it thaws at room temperature.
To improve the presentation and create an elevated look, trim off the sides of the pastry to create a perfect rectangle. Use a ruler or a straightedge to act as a guide along the side and cut with a pastry wheel.
When baking, to check if asparagus is tender and fully cooked, insert a knife into a stalk. If the knife inserts easily with little resistance, then it is ready.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 338kcal
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this today, and it is delicious! Very easy to make, just as you described. I skipped evening out the pastry and just let it do whatever. This will be a favorite in our rotation! Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this asparagus tart for a light lunch after church. It was soo good— it was easy to prepare and looked so pretty. I did not have Boursin do subbed shredded Gruyère. My hubby and I both loved it!
    Only caution— the proscuitto is salty as well as the cheeses so if you are watching salt don’t add extra