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5 1/2 oz (2 cups) Gruyere cheese, shredded

1 T olive oil

1 sheet frozen puff pastry

1 1/2 lbs medium or thick asparagus

Salt & pepper



1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry into a 16 by 10 inch rectangle. Trim uneven edges. Score with a knife 1 in from the edges to mark a rectangle. Pierce dough with fork inside the markings at 1/2 in intervals. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

2) Remove pastry shell from oven and sprinkle with Gruyere. 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. Bake until spears are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

3) Enjoy!


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