note: only a half recipe is shown in the pictures.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
1-2 C shredded Gruyere cheese
1 1/2 lbs medium or thick asparagus
1 T olive oil
Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll the puff pastry onto a pizza stone or baking sheet. Trim uneven edges if necessary. Prick pastry dough with a fork then score lightly 1 inch fro edges using a sharp knife.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Wash asparagus and trim bottoms. Place in a microwave container and sprinkle with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap & cook on high for 2-3 minutes.
Remove pastry shell from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Trim bottoms of asparagus to fit crosswise inside the tart shell, arrange in a single layer over cheese, alternating ends and tips. Season with salt & pepper. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.