Asparagus and Gruyere Tart


Store bought puff pastry makes this simple, 3 ingredient Asparagus and Gruyere Tart look sophisticated enough for any dinner or brunch. 

Easy and Delicious Asparagus and Gruyere Tart recipe at

 I became an asparagus lover just a few short years ago.  My mom never served them when I was growing up.  Boy did I miss out!  Lucky for my kids their mom loves asparagus and they do too!  Our favorite go to asparagus recipe is roasted asparagus with parmesan, but I’m always looking for new ways to serve them.

A few weeks ago I ran across this Asparagus and Gruyere Tart on Martha Stewart and new we’d love it.  It’s so simple, just 3 ingredients, you can serve this as an appetizer or side dish…….or even make is work as a light meal! 

Easy and Delicious Asparagus and Gruyere Tart recipe at

This fancy looking, tart could not be more simple!  Thaw a puff pastry according to package directions, and roll out on a floured surface, score the edges and poke the center with a fork so it doesn’t puff as much in the oven while baking.  

When choosing asparagus, select ones with medium stems that are uniformly sized, so they cook evenly and will look nicely arranged in the tart.

Easy and Delicious Asparagus and Gruyere Tart recipe at

Gruyere has been my latest addiction.  It’s  an excellent melting cheese with a salty, nutty flavor that adds more taste and creaminess without overshadowing the other ingredients. It goes so beautifully with the buttery pastry and asparagus.  If you can’t find gruyere, Emmentaler or Fontina can be substituted.

This tart is just a layer process – SO easy!! 

After you bake the puff pastry, then layer with Gruyere.

Asparagus on top of cheese.

Brush or drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake util spears are tender.

Easy and Delicious Asparagus and Gruyere Tart recipe at

If you have leftover, they can be stored, well wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  

Simple and delicious! Perfect for a summer gathering, picnic or Sunday or Holiday Brunch.

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Store bought puff pastry makes this simple, 3 ingredient tart look sophisticated enough for any dinner or brunch.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups grated gruyere cheese
  • 1-1/2 pounds asparagus, medium size
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour for work surface


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the puff pastry on floured work surface into a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Place pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With a sharp knife, lightly score pastry dough 1 inch in from the edges to mark a rectangle. Using a fork, pierce dough inside the markings at 1/2-inch intervals. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove pastry shell from oven, and sprinkle with Gruyere. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus spears to fit crosswise inside the tart shell; arrange in a single layer over Gruyere, alternating ends and tips. Brush with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until spears are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.


recipe from Martha Stewart

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21 Responses to “Asparagus and Gruyere Tart”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted on April 14, 2014 at 6:49 am (#

    Such a yummy Spring tart! Love this!

  2. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:03 am (#

    fabulous looking Cheryl! Two of my favorite ingredients

  3. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:24 am (#

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for including a link to my Baked Asparagus Fries :)

  4. bridget {bake at 350} posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:57 am (#

    I love, love, love gruyere! LOVE! Asparagus, too! Totally making this!

  5. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:57 am (#

    I fell in love with asparagus last year (or maybe the year before) and I am so glad that I did! I adore it!! This tart is gorgeous!

  6. Karen @ The Food Charlatan posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:33 am (#

    Asparagus is pretty much the best thing ever, and I too didn’t discover it until recently. Such a shame! It just means we have a lot of make up eating to do Cheryl :) Gruyere is DEFINITELY the way I want to start. Love this!

    And thanks for the link back on my Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken and Asparagus! You rock.

  7. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:44 am (#

    Gorgeous and I love how easy this is to make Cheryl – impressive for company but such a neat trick for the entertainer!

  8. Leigh Anne Wilkes @YourHomebasedMom posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:56 am (#

    Cheryl, This is absolutely gorgeous and looks delicious! Perfect for Easter Brunch. Pinning and trying!

  9. Tonia posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:17 am (#

    Fantastic spring flavor and it looks easy enough to make!

  10. sue/the view from great island posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:27 am (#

    Asparagus is beautiful to begin with, but you’ve turned it into a work of art — perfect for Easter!

  11. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm (#

    A lovely Spring tart. Love this!

  12. Shaina posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm (#

    I love the combination of asparagus and Gruyere all on a crisp tart shell. Spring perfection, and so easy, too!

  13. Marly posted on April 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm (#

    These look beautiful. I can’t wait to give this recipe my vegan spin!

  14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm (#

    Wow! This is stunning Cheryl! i’m kind of in love. Pinned!

  15. Kelly posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm (#

    Omg, I love asparagus. I’m def making this for Easter!!!

  16. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am (#

    This is a single serving, right? Yes… yes it is.

  17. Amanda posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:31 am (#

    OMG that looks good!

  18. Jessa posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm (#

    This looks amazing and will be perfect for Easter brunch!

  19. the cape on the corner posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm (#

    ok, i have asparagus. perhaps i’ll be buying gruyere and dough in the near future. printed this to try.

  20. jcdkgs posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:05 am (#

    Good recipe 


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