Pie Challenge No. 17: Asparagus Tart

One of the things that I really love is teaching my kids where food comes from. I just love that for a lot of things we can just go into the back yard and make a large part of our meal.

As a kid growing up I couldn’t STAND asparagus. Everyone else in the family liked it but me. It wasn’t until well into adulthood that I started liking asparagus, but I was still pretty picky about how I ate it. Pretty much I was only willing to eat it roasted, grilled or in a quiche. But I am trying to branch out. A few weeks ago I added it raw to a salad and loved it. But there had to be more things I could do with it.

One evening this spring the kids and I were walking through the yard looking to see what flowers had popped up and which ones were still working on waking up. When we got back to our asparagus patch I squealed and we started picking. We ended up with a pretty large bunch of asparagus. I decided this called for a new recipe.

I found a recipe for a cheese and asparagus tart and was thrilled. I’d get to try a new recipe AND get it to count for my 52 pie challenge. Hey, remember my original rules – TARTS COUNT.

This was the result. I didn’t wait long enough for the puff pastry to get nice and golden. I was too impatient to try the results. And it was DELICIOUS!!!!! Mr. Steam even declared that it was his new favorite way to eat asparagus.

Asparagus TartWe were about worried how it would fare the next day. We were worried it would be soggy. But I had it cold and it was still amazing.

Pie Challenge List:

  1. Pizza
  2. Broccoli and cheese quiche
  3. Ham and cheese quiche
  4. Banana cream pie
  5. Mini ice cream pies
  6. Raspberry pie (my fav, or at least it was more on that another day)
  7. Pasty
  8. Chicken pot pie
  9. Spinach pie
  10. Lemon meringue pieb
  11. Blueberry pie
  12. Spaghetti and Meatball pie.
  13. Shepard’s Pie
  14. Mini hash brown quiches.
  15. Chocolate covered strawberry pie
  16. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  17. Asparagus Tart

About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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