Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
This is the perfect dish to add a little elegance to your lunchtime entertaining. The lemon and tarragon flavors really work well with the asparagus, making this a very tasty main dish!
Hollandaise-Asparagus Tart — modified from Cooking Light Magazine
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine flour and sugar in a medium size bowl. Add shortening and using a pastry cutter, cut shortening into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time. Toss the mixture with a fork until combined and starting to stick.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until in a 12 inch circle. Fit dough into pie plate. Flute edges and pierce bottom with a fork.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
Cut asparagus in size so that they will be eventually arranged in a spoke-like pattern in the tart.
Steam asparagus, covered, for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Arrange asparagus in a spoke-like pattern in the prepared crust with the tips pointing toward the inside of the crust.
Combine milk, egg, egg white, juice, rind, tarragon, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour over asparagus.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned.
This sounds really good, do you think it would work with frozen artichokes that I thaw out completely first? Thanks Cynthia
Yes. I think that would work if they were thawed completely. The tarragon and lemon would work well with the artichoke flavors. 🙂
Oh i think this recipe looks like something i would really enjoy eating. 🙂 Thanks for the post!
Thanks! You’re quite welcome! 🙂
Great idea for asparagus!! Looks delish!
Thanks Judy! It really was!
You had me at hollandaise!!! Seriously though, this does sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! It really was wonderful! And not difficult to make. 🙂
Bookmarked – for my mother to make it for me when i go home for the NY (i know, i am spoiled sometimes lol! ;)) Love the recipe, i bet it tastes delicious!
Lol! It really does taste delicious! Hope your mother makes it for you. 🙂
What an attractive presentation. The asparagus look like spokes of a wheel. Could be a theme dish for a bicyclist, or someone’s new car, or someone moving to Spokane. OK, maybe not Spokane, but you know what I mean : – )
Hehe! I like that idea of the bicycle or car theme! 🙂