Asparagus and Teleme Tart

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts

If you don't have a rectangular tart pan, you can use a 9-in. round tart pan instead; don't roll out the dough (just use it straight from the package), and cut the asparagus stalks to fit.

Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 276
  • Calories from fat: 62%
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 331mg
  • Cholesterol: 17mg


  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie dough for a 9-in. pie shell*
  • 8 ounces teleme cheese, whole-milk mozzarella (not fresh or water-packed), or muenster cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 3 1/2-in. pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pepper


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll pie dough and fold in half. Roll into a 6- by 16 1/2 in. rectangle. Fit into a 4- by 14-in. rectangular tart pan, press against sides, and roll over the top with a rolling pin; save scraps for another use.
  2. 2. Prick bottom of crust with a fork and bake until golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. 3. Line tart bottom with cheese. In a medium bowl, toss asparagus with oil to coat. Arrange spears crosswise over cheese, tightly packed, alternating the direction of tip and stem pieces and cutting to fit as necessary (reserve extras for another use). Bake until cheese melts, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle generously with pepper.
  4. *We especially like Pillsbury pie dough.
  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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