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    Beginner Asparagus Tart

    From Everyday Food magazine

    Flour, for work surface
    1 sheet frozen puff pastry
    5 1/2 ounces (2 cups) Gruyere cheese, shredded
    1 1/2 pounds medium or thick asparagus
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    Salt and pepperDIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 400F.
    2. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry into a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Trim uneven edges.
    3. Place pastry on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly score pastry dough 1 inch in from the edges to mark a rectangle. Using a fork, pierce dough inside the markings at 1/2-inch intervals. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
    4. Remove pastry shell from oven, and sprinkle with Gruyere.
    5. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus spears to fit crosswise inside the tart shell; arrange in a single layer over Gruyere, alternating ends and tips. Brush with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
    6. Bake until spears are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

    Serves 6.

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    Expert Asparagus Tart

    From Food & Wine magazine

    Tart shell:
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    Pinch of salt
    1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    1 large egg, beaten
    3 tablespoons ice water
    1/2 pound medium asparagus, trimmed
    4 large eggs
    1 cup milk
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (1 1/2 ounces)
    1. Make the tart shell: in a medium bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
    2. Add the egg and water and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and pat it into a disk. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
    4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 13-inch round. Fold the dough in half and carefully transfer it to an 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Unfold the dough and gently press it into the pan without stretching. Trim the overhang. Wrap the tart shell in plastic and refrigerate it until firm, about 1 hour, or overnight.
    5. Preheat the oven to 350F.
    6. Line the tart shell with foil and fill with pie weights, dried beans or rice. Bake the shell for about 1 hour, or until lightly browned around the edge. Remove the pie weights and foil and bake the shell for 10 minutes, or until evenly browned and cooked through. Transfer to a rack to cool. Leave the oven on.
    7. Make the filling: in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the asparagus until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain again and pat dry with paper towels.
    8. Arrange the asparagus in the tart shell with all the spears facing the same direction; trim them to fit if necessary.
    9. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs to mix. Beat in the milk, melted butter and salt. Pour the custard mixture over the asparagus and sprinkle the Parmigiano-Reggiano over the top.
    10. Set the tart on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the custard is just set. Transfer the tart to a rack to cool for about 10 minutes, then cut into 8 wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

    Serves 8.

    Make ahead: the tart shell can be baked, cooled, and kept well wrapped in its pan at room temperature for up to 1 day.

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    This sounds extra yummy! I am going to use a frozen pie shell out of sheer lack of talent!
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    Asparagus tart

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