Asparagus Tart

Recipe for Asparagus Tart
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


2 onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1-1/2 bunches asparagus, sliced in half lengthwise if spears are thick
Flaky Tart Dough
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 to 5 ounces ricotta salata, feta, or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


In a medium saute pan over medium heat, cook onions in 1 tablespoon butter until softened and translucent, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Do not brown. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Heat oven to 400°. Trim asparagus to 4-inch-long pieces; discard bottoms. If spears are more than ⅓ inch thick, slice in half lengthwise. Roll out Flaky Tart Dough to ¼-inch thickness. Line bottom and sides of a 9x9-inch tart pan (with removable bottom) with dough. Trim and discard excess. Layer onions on dough. On top of onions, place asparagus in two rows, tips pointing in, nestling as many as will fit neatly. Season with salt and pepper. Cut remaining 1 tablespoon butter into small pieces and scatter on top of asparagus. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from pan and slide onto a small cutting board. Using a vegetable peeler, slice cheese and place on tart. Serve warm.

Flaky Tart Dough


one 9x9-inch tart

Preparation Time

40 Minutes

Total Time

90 Minutes

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