I’m feeling really cheesy today, but in a good way! Oh BTW, are we friends on Instagram yet? If not, we probably should be so you don’t miss any of my stories, like this ah-ma-zing cheese story.
Cheese lovers, you are in for a treat. Check out these awesome cheese selections from Cabot. Holy cheese and crackers!
And today I’m sharing this Asparagus and Cheese Tart recipe that will have your mouth watering in seconds. This mini cheese tart recipe is so incredibly simple and beautifully easy to make. My secret for making this recipe is using fresh ingredients and that means Michigan Asparagus is a frontrunner.
I’ve learned so much about Michigan Asparagus in the past few weeks and here are some cool things about this awesome vegetable:
- Their season is early/mid-May to June
- Michigan is one of the only domestic production regions for US-grown asparagus. That means less food miles and fresher asparagus. Plus, they are also one of the largest asparagus found in the US.
- The hand harvested spears are “snapped” versus cut. What that means is that you get fresher, more usable asparagus with less woody and unusable ends.
- All of the asparagus is hand harvested and hand packed… that means the vegetables are handled with care.
- Michigan asparagus can grow 2 inches a day at the peak of the season.
See that picture up there? It’s calling your name. They might not be super pretty, but whatever. They are delicious and healthy, so let’s call it a win.
Mini Cheese Tart Recipe...
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed the hard end
- 2 cups Everything Bagel cheddar cheese
- 2 tbs honey-dijon mustard
- 1 tbs olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400º F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the puff pastry. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork.
- Bake until light golden brown, about 12 minutes, or until golden brown and lightly puffed up. Let cool slightly on the baking sheet.
- Brush honey dijon mustard to the center of puff pastry and sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese over the center of tart.
- Lay asparagus out in a single layer, alternating direction of the tips with each row. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining cheese on top.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and asparagus is tender.
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