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Fontina Asparagus Tart Recipe

Fontina Asparagus Tart Recipe

This lemony tart is loaded with fontina cheese and fresh asparagus. It's a snap to make but looks really impressive. Be advised…your guests will be vying for the last tasty slice. —Heidi Meek, Grand Rapids, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, bring 1 in. of water to a boil; add asparagus. Cook, covered, until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry sheet into a 16x12-in. rectangle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined large baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • 3. Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups cheese over pastry to within 1/2-in. of edges. Place asparagus over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over top. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 16 servings

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 142 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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dieter's mom User ID: 3847129 267326
Reviewed May. 25, 2017

"We used this as our main meal with no other sides. It was the best asparagus dish ever. We also had leftovers so we had two meals. It was just as wonderful the second time around. Did not change a thing . Great recipe!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 247427
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Made this exactly as shown, except that I made a border on the pastry with a paring knife and docked the center. Makes for a nice border. What a delicious recipe! The lemon and oil over really brings the flavours together. Looking forward to eating the leftovers!"

fascinator User ID: 7633968 221605
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This was delicious. Loved the lemon flavour. Something different to serve, yet easy to make."

HeidiMeek User ID: 1477980 146640
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Best asparagus recipe out there if I do say so myself! Perfect for a crowd or even 1 or 2! Every last crumb is gobbled up no matter how many people. I wish my name was below the recipe since I am the winner/creator of it but oh well! I am glad so many people get to enjoy this recipe, it came from my heart."

brewcityblondie User ID: 3948209 146918
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"I've made this a new times now - it's absolutely delicious! Since good Fontina cheese is somewhat pricey, the second time I made this, I used one-half Fontina cheese and one-half Havarti cheese (which I also love and it's a very creamy, rich cheese as well). My kids love this too!"

yananavarre User ID: 2631450 146636
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"going to make it again !! This is so simple. never makes enough no matter how many I make. leaves my family ad friends wanting more"

chalbergd User ID: 1352890 208422
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"I made this for a group of friends and it was delicious! Will make again and again!"

tcal72 User ID: 4554619 145992
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"make sure you roll out the pastry... it shrinks when you put it in the oven to brown. Very tasty... will make again."

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