Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes8 tarts
Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

Photo: Jim Norton

Good as a quick dinner or as an appetizer, puff pastry is the real hero here, allowing you to get these pretty tarts on the table (or platter) in just 30 minutes.


  • 1 medium red onion, cut into rings

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 450 g pkg puff pastry, thawed

  • 240 g soft goat cheese

  • 32 spears of asparagus, (approx. 2 bunches)


  • In a skillet, cook onion in olive oil, until softened. Add balsamic vinegar and stir to coat; set aside. Cut puff pastry sheet into 8 equal squares. Spread about 2 tbsp soft goat cheese on each square, leaving a 1 in border. Line up asparagus spears (cut to fit, if necessary) over the cheese, then top off with a few onion rings. Bake in a 400°F oven until golden, 20–25 minutes. Drizzle with more balsamic vinegar before serving.

Originally published in the July 2011 issue. Photo by Jim Norton.

This article was originally published on Apr 27, 2018

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