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Chef's Market's Asparagus Spring Vegetable Tart

Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-15 12:58:55-04

Jim Hagy from Chef's Market made an Asparagus Spring Vegetable Tart. (see recipe below) Chef's Market Catering & Restaurant is located at 900 Conference Dr., Goodlettsville, TN 37072. For more information or menu details visit or call (615) 851-2433. Look for Chef’s Market on Facebook and @chefs_market on Twitter and Instagram.

Asparagus Spring Vegetable Tart


1 pound asparagus, trimmed

1/2 cup of spring peas

5 broccoli florets

4 Brussels sprouts, cut in half

1 shallot, chopped

Optional garnish: baby greens, rosemary, edible flowers

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed

3 cups of gruyere cheese, about 6 oz

1.5 Tablespoon minced shallot

3 large egg yolks

5 Tablespoons of whole milk

1/8 tsp of nutmeg

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Red pepper slice, cut to look like a butterfly or flower


  • Bring 4 inches of water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until bright green and crisp, yet tender. Move to a bowl filled with ice water immediately. Do the same with the broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and shallot. Remove from the water and dry. Set aside to add to the tart later.
  • Roll out the puff pastry and place on a parchment sheet. Crimp the edges. Pierce the pastry in several places with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or 350 convection.
  • While the pastry is baking, mix the gruyere, egg yolks, milk, shallot, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Spread the egg and cheese paste over the puff pastry.
  • Arrange the asparagus across the middle, add the broccoli at the base and arrange the Brussels sprouts at the bottom.
  • Cut the shallot tops to look like blades of grass and place in the scene. Place the red pepper ‘butterfly” in the corner.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Allow the tart to cool slightly, then add warm spring peas to the bottom.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs, baby greens, and edible flowers.
  • Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.