Cheese and Asparagus Tart

Cheese and Asparagus Tart

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Servings: 4
Calories: 387


  • 7 oz shortcrust pastry
  • 1 oz butter or margarine
  • 3 tbsp plain flour All purpose
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 4 oz cheese grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 oz can green asparagus spears drained


  • Roll out the pastry and use to line a 20.5 cm (8-inch) flan ring placed on a baking sheet.
  • Bake blind in the oven at 200°C (400°F) mark 6 for 15-20 minutes plus 20 minutes until the pastry is cooked but not browned.
  • Melt the fat in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Remove from the hear, stir in 75 g (3 oz) of the cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the drained asparagus in the pastry case, retaining a little for garnish, pour the sauce over and garnish with the remaining asparagus.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and brown under a preheated hot grill or in a hot oven.
Calories: 387 kcal
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 51 mg
Sodium: 494 mg
Potassium: 322 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 1200 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 300 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Dishes Desserts, Tarts
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