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Asparagus, Artichoke & Cheesy Tart

Asparagus, Artichoke & Cheesy Tart

Stunning fresh summery flavours. A great recipe to take on a picnic or to share with friends.

Serves 4 – 6

1⁄2 recipe cheese pastry (pg 39) 150 ml cream
150 ml milk
3 large eggs plus one egg yolk Salt and pepper to taste

100 g Parmesan cheese, roughly grated
1 bunch fresh green asparagus spears, trimmed
1 tin artichoke hearts, drained and cut into quarters

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC/180oC fan/Gas mark 6.
  2. Roll out pastry on a lightly-floured surface, and line a 24 cm tart tin.
  3. Chill for 10 minutes. Bake blind for 15 – 20 minutes until pastry is golden.
  4. Mix together cream, milk, eggs and egg yolk, salt and pepper. Add in approximately 80 g Parmesan cheese.
  5. Arrange asparagus spears and artichoke hearts over the base of the tart.
  6. Reset oven to 150oC/130oC fan/Gas mark 2.
  7. Pour over milk and egg mixture; top with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until the custard has almost set.
  9. Cool slightly and serve with a crisp, green salad.


• Add in 300 g steamed broad beans and 1 small bunch spring onions, chopped, for a heartier tart.


Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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