I have spoken about my love for puff pastry tarts before, I always have a pack in the freezer for when I’m feeling lazy and not up to cooking anything too complicated. This tart was really good, I normally do my asparagus tarts with mozzarella but I saw a recipe with mascarpone when flicking though one of Olive’s recipe booklets and it worked really well. The mascarpone gives it a really creamy consistency and works so well with the asparagus and parmesan. Mascarpone is a pretty bland cheese so I used a lot of parmesan and seasoning to flavour it, I added a drizzle of balsamic and we had a little piece of heaven;)
I don’t have exact measurements.
what you need:
asparagus(I used 4 per tart)
mascarpone cheese (250g tub I think)
puff pastry rounds
grated parmesan (lots of)
sea salt and black pepper
what to do:
heat the oven to 200 degrees
cook the asparagus for about 5 mins until just tender.
mix the mascarpone with lots of grated parmesan to taste and season with salt and pepper.
spread the cheese over the puff pastry leaving a border.
place the asparagus on top and sprinkle with more parmesan.
drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over the tart.
bake for about 20-25 mins until pastry is golden and serve.