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Fontina Asparagus Tart


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 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-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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • Karen
    Mar 4, 2019
    Puff pastry puffed up like a pillow! The pastry was gooey inside. Wouldn’t hold the asparagus. Had to toss it out. Waste of time and money.
  • chickluvs2cook
    Nov 13, 2018
    This recipe is easy
  • dieter's mom
    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
    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
    Feb 28, 2015

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

  • HeidiMeek
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    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
    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
    May 23, 2010

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

  • tcal72
    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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