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Asparagus Mozzarella Cheese Tart

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Prepared with puff pastry and fresh mozzarella cheese, these Easy Asparagus Tarts with are quick, easy and versatile.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 pieces/squares
Calories: 235

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • balsamic glaze, for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • In a pot or saucepan, bring 8 cups of water to a boil.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of salt and add the asparagus spears; boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Drain the asparagus and immediately transfer to ice water to stop the cooking process. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Roll out the puff pastry and set on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll it out to a rectangle that’s about ⅛-inch thick.
  • Transfer the puff pastry to the baking sheet.
  • Prick the puff pastry all over with a fork.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer the puff pastry to a wire rack to cool down a bit.
  • Tear the mozzarella cheese into smaller pieces and place all over the puff pastry, leaving about 1-½ inch uncovered border on all sides.
  • Arrange the asparagus spears on the pastry.
  • Brush the asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until cheese is melted and puff pastry is crisp and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with a bit of balsamic glaze.
  • Cut into 8 slices. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Mozzarella Cheese Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 226mg9%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 552IU11%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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