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Asparagus Tart

asparagus tart

Asparagus, the quintessential spring vegetable, shines in this delectable tart.

Makes 8 servings

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 pound slender asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 teaspoons ricotta, drained
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 13×10-inch rectangle, then transfer to the parchment-lined baking sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly score dough 1 inch in from the edges. Using a fork, pierce inside the border at half-inch intervals. Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove pastry from the oven. Sprinkle Fontina and Parmesan evenly inside the border and top with garlic. Toss asparagus with oil, then place in an even layer on top of cheeses. Place spoonfuls of ricotta randomly over the asparagus. Add salt to taste.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble and asparagus is tender.

Remove from oven and slice into 8 to 10 pieces. Serve immediately.

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