Asparagus and Parmesan Tart

Preparation info
  • makes 24 cm 9½ inch tart serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Smart Tart

By Tamasin Day-Lewis

Published 2013

  • About

Simple, bold, clear flavours, Parmesan and asparagus have always made excellent bedfellows, though this is not the classic dish where the Parmesan is shaved over the spears. In late April, May and much of June, when you can find English asparagus, this is your tart.


  • 12 generous sized spears of asparagus
  • 90 g Parmesan
  • 200 ml.


Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Bake the shortcrust pastry in the usual way and dry it in the usual way.

Cut the woody bases from the asparagus stems and plunge the spears into boiling water for 5 minutes or until al dente, it could be a little l