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Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

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Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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This tart is a reminder of all things spring: fresh asparagus, mint leaves, lemon and peas. All of these perennial favorites come together in a delicious starter that’s perfect for the time when asparagus is at its best.

Ingredients

1
sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1
egg, beaten
6
tablespoons chèvre (goat) cheese, softened
1
tablespoon whipping cream
1/2
teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/2
bunch fresh asparagus, bottom two inches removed, shaved into thin strips (about 2 cups)
2/3
cup frozen sweet peas, cooked and cooled
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
Freshly cracked black pepper

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 Carefully unfold thawed sheet of puff pastry. If necessary, use rolling pin to flatten any edges and smooth out dough. Using knife or pizza cutter, cut puff pastry into 6 even rectangles. Prick pastry rectangles with fork. Place rectangles on cookie sheet a few inches apart. Brush with beaten egg.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Place cookie sheet on cooling rack to cool at least 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix cheese, cream and lemon peel; stir well. In medium bowl, mix shaved asparagus, peas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and mint. Spread 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on center of each cooled pastry rectangle. Top with asparagus mixture; sprinkle with pepper.
Tips  

To shave asparagus, dig the peeler into the base end (rather than the tip) of a stalk of asparagus, and run it from end to end, keeping even pressure on the stalk. You should be able to get four to six shavings per stalk, depending on the thickness.

The puff pastry pieces can be baked ahead so that the tarts can be assembled quickly at the last minute.

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