Asparagus Gruyère Tart with Balsamic Glaze – with Video!

Perfect for spring, this Asparagus Gruyère Tart is a show-stopping addition to any brunch or appetizer table. You won’t believe how easy it is to make! 

Asparagus Gruyère Tart

Anyone else obsessing over asparagus right now? I’ve been picking up a bunch nearly every time I hit the grocery store and I’m so thankful that it is vibrant green, crisp, and fresh. No wilted, sad asparagus in sight. Can I get a hallelujah?

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So, sorry to say this Ben, we’ll be eating asparagus with every meal this summer. Grilled, sautéed, roasted, ribboned, and any other way I can get it. Actually, he’s probably fine with it…it’s one of his favorite vegetables.

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Perfect for spring, this Asparagus Gruyère Tart is a show-stopping addition to any brunch or appetizer table. You won't believe how easy it is to make! 

About this asparagus gruyère tart:

Honestly, this sucker is easy to make. The hardest part is rolling out the puff pastry dough, but it’s really simple too. Just make sure you’re rolling it out on a floured surface and using a floured rolling pin. It doesn’t have to be perfectly sized or perfectly square. Just make it as big as you’re comfortable making it, so that it takes up almost your entire sheet pan. Once you’ve finished that step, you get to prick it with a fork which is oddly fun. Then, smear it with Dijon. I started with a brush but actually ended up using my hands to get it evenly spread over the dough. Cheese, asparagus, cheese…and bake!

Perfect for spring, this Asparagus Gruyère Tart is a show-stopping addition to any brunch or appetizer table. You won't believe how easy it is to make! 

Once the Asparagus Gruyère Tart is baked, I top it with my favorite balsamic glaze and serve immediately. You could also try it with homemade balsamic reduction which is so easy to make! It would be a great addition to a brunch or as part of an appetizer spread. (It would go great with wine!)

Don’t miss the short video to see how to make this Asparagus Gruyère Tart!

Asparagus Gruyère Tart with Balsamic Glaze

Perfect for spring, this asparagus gruyere tart is a show-stopping addition to any brunch or appetizer table. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, washed and tough ends trimmed (I used about 20 stalks)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out puff pastry to approximately 11×14 inches using a floured rolling pin. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  3. Prick puff pastry with a fork all over.
  4. Brush evenly with dijon mustard.
  5. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese, spread out asparagus evenly on top of cheese, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and tart is golden brown. Best served immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 14 servings, Serving Size: 1/14th of recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 149 Calories
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: So good! I loved the crispness of the asparagus against the richness of the Gruyère. The tanginess that both the Dijon and the balsamic bring to the situation is just perfect.
Husband’s take: He loved this asparagus gruyère tart. He did mention how rich it was – this is definitely a dish for sharing and not one for devouring by yourself.
Changes I would make: None are necessary! My friend Alice of Hip Foodie Mom recently did a similar recipe and used both peas and pea shoots on hers – I love that idea. It’s so springy and fresh…and very beautiful!
Difficulty: Very easy.

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  1. I made this but did not have dejon mustard so I mixed yellow mustard and mayo.  I put it on the pastry and followed the recipe.  Turned out wonderful.  My guests gobbled it up.  

    Rating: 5
  2. Can’t wait, going to the store shortly, sounds so good. I am a veggie and cheese lover. Thank you!

  3. Can’t wait for asparagus season at our house so we can try this. Yum!

  4. I want to make this for brunch. I like to have my items almost ready when guests arrive. Would the puff pastry be able to withstand getting fully ‘dressed’ with this recipe and sitting in the fridge (probably sealed with plastic to prevent drying out) for a couple of hours? Or does it really need to be done right before serving?

  5. This SO reminds me of springtime. Of course we love asparagus any time of the year though.

  6. This is gorgeous– I love the addition of balsamic glaze!

  7. I’m pretty sure I could eat this every day and be happy. Gruyere is one of my favorites, so I’m so glad to see it here!

    Rating: 5
  8. beautiful recipe, pinned and bookmarked xoxo

  9. I am an asparagus FIEND and anything with puff pastry is 1,000% approved in my book too :)

  10. I really need to get back on my asparagus game! This tart sounds like a good way to start!

  11. Love this Rachel! I like to find any way to eat asparagus — so good!

  12. this is STUNNING Rachel!! so so perfect for weekend brunch, I am dying to make this!!!! pinned :)

  13. What an elegant looking tart! So perfect for spring!

  14. How gorgeous is this?!! Beautiful and delicious!

  15. I love asparagus, and this tart looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  16. What a gorgeous dish! It’s perfect for Spring!

  17. This is so stunning! I love asparagus and would you believe I have NEVER had gruyere? Gotta try!

  18. I also love asparagus this time of the year – the color, the taste. It’s perfect! I love this gorgeous tart and can’t wait to try it.

  19. looks yummy

  20. Love the combo of Gruyere and asparagus! This is a gorgeous tart.

  21. We were going to put asparagus on the grill tonight….but I think I’ll be making this instead. YUM!

  22. Well this is the prettiest tart! I wish someone made me this for Mother’s Day :)

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