Tuesday, April 12, 2011

~ Asparagus Tart ~

I've had some requests for the recipe of the Asparagus Tart that I made for my mother's b-day luncheon.  It was soooo easy, different, and tasty!  So here you go: 1 pie crust (I used a Pillsbury one this time), 2 eggs, 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream (I used 2/3 cup evaporated milk to save on fat/calories), 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

I used the pie crust in its round shape, and just rolled up an edge all the way around.  The actual recipe (from Sandra Lee) says to roll it into a rectangle before creating an edge all around.  Or even better, put it in a tart pan if you have one.  Next, pierce the dough every few inches with a fork and bake at 450 for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cut washed/trimmed asparagus pieces into thirds.  Arrange asparagus in rows on the crust.  Reduce oven temp to 375.  In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream or milk, and salt.  pour over asparagus.  Sprinkle with the cheese and pepper.  Bake for 23-25 minutes or until lightly browned and set.  Remove from baking sheet.  Cool completely on a wire rack about an hour.  Cut into 2 inch serving pieces, and serve!

This is perfect for a brunch, lunch, or appetizer.  Very springy and colorful.  I think it would be tasty, also, to add bacon.

Donna ~@~

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1 comment:

  1. Cool -- thanks! I'm going to have to try this!


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