Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart

Ingredients

Pie dough to fit a 9-inch square pan
1 pound asparagus, tough ends trimmed, skins peeled
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 milk
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Preparation

1
Place rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
2
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness to fit a square pan.
3
Press the dough into the pan and trim the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang around the rim. Fold in the excess dough and press it into the sides so they are thicker than the bottom. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
4
Line the tart shell with parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Place on a baking sheet; bake until the shell is set, about 20 minutes. Remove the weights and paper; continue baking until the shell is golden, about 5 minutes more. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely.
5
Meanwhile, arrange the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toss with the olive oil and season with salt. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees F.
6
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, nutmeg, and herbs. Pour into the cooled tart shelll. Sprinkle with 2/3 of the goat cheese. Arrange the asparagus spears lengthwise across the tart in a single layer. Sprinkle with the remaining goat cheese. Bake until the tart is golden around the edges and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
7
Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
8
Serve warm or at room temperature

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Yield:

9

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May 23, 2010

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