Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart

This Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart is a fun appetizer for any occasion! It has hints of sweetness from the honey and ricotta and savory hints from the asparagus and goat cheese. This puff pastry appetizer is easy to make and delicious.

A stack of asparagus and ricotta tarts on a plate.

I'll be honest and say that we haven't seen a movie (together) since our son was born. I've never been a huge movie watcher, to be honest. It's just never been my thing. Even when watching a movie at home, I'm usually scrolling through Pinterest or working while I watch. Part of my distaste with movies these days is how crude they have become. So, I get really excited when fun, family friendly movies come out.

Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart

A plate of asparagus and feta tarts with lemon wedges.

I have loved seeing all of the old Disney movies being revamped into new movies and even sequels. I get excited about being able to watch the originals and remakes of these classics someday with my son! Maybe we will even have our own Mad Hatter style tea party with lots of yummy treats.

A plate of asparagus and feta tarts with lemon wedges. The tarts are made with puff pastry and topped with a flavorful combination of asparagus and feta cheese.

I've decided one thing though, from now on, anytime I need a "tea party" appetizer, this Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart is it. It's so easy to make (just how I like my recipes) and melts in your mouth. Puff pastry has to be the easiest way to make any dish fancy. It just feels elegant eating puff pastry, doesn't it?

A plate of pastries, including an Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart, on a table next to a cup of tea.

Throw in some of your great grandmother's old china and you have a tea party in the making. One thing I love about this tart recipe is that there's just enough hints of sweetness without it being overly sweet and considered a dessert. The honey olive oil that is brushed onto the crust makes the pastry to die for.

A stack of asparagus pastries on a plate.

I had a lot of fun setting up these photos and really wanted to be having an actual tea party! I've never been a huge fan of tea, but I can certainly appreciate the visual effect of a stunning tea party!

A plate with asparagus and puff pastry tarts on it.

I seriously wish I had had this recipe for that bridal shower or even my own baby shower last fall. It makes the perfect little appetizer for entertaining. I cut my puff pastry sheet into squares, but you could easily make a whole puff pastry sheet together and then cut it into smaller pieces for serving. It is a bit easier (and less messy) to cut them into appropriate sizes before baking though!

This puff pastry tart is a perfect side dish or appetizer for a spring or summer tea party!

Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart

This Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart is a fun appetizer for any occasion! It has hints of sweetness from the honey and ricotta and savory hints from the asparagus and goat cheese. This puff pastry appetizer is easy to make and delicious.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 squares
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen puff pastry thawed & cut into 9 squares
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ pepper
  • 9 asparagus stalks
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • zest from one lemon

Instructions

  • Thaw puff pastry to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350?. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • ?Cut into 9 square pieces.
  • Cut off bottom ¼ in of asparagus stalk. Then cut stalk in thirds. Set aside.
  • Combine honey, olive oil, salt and pepper in small bowl.
  • Use basting brush to brush olive oil mixture onto puff pastry, leaving only a slight edge of pastry without oil.
  • Place one spoonful of ricotta on each square and spread ricotta to the slight edge of pastry.
  • Place 3 pieces of asparagus onto tart.
  • Sprinkle goat cheese on top.
  • Zest lemon onto each square.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until squares are golden brown and puffing up.
  • Serve immediately or reheat later.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.1mg

I've joined with my favorite Blockbuster Bloggers who are also sharing their Alice Through the Looking Glass inspired recipes. Be sure to hop around and check them out!

Alice's journey through the looking glass leads her to an enchanting land where she encounters a whimsical asparagus ricotta puff pastry tart, tempting her with its flaky layers and delightful flavors

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Pocket Watch Pops from Ashlee Marie

Queen of Hearts Tomato Tart from A Savory Feast

Asparagus Ricotta Puff Pastry Tart from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies from Feast + West

Are you going to see Alice Through the Looking Glass? What is your favorite tea party treat?

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  6. These are PERFECT for a shower! Also everyone knows that tea parties are only an excuse for pretty plates and cute snacks. I'm for sure on board.

    1. That's totally true! These old dishes are a family heirloom actually. They're so dainty!

  7. This would totally be perfect for the mad hatter's tea party table! We'd be all over this! yum!

  8. That puff pastry looks so good. I am jealous because there is nothing gluten free like it :-0

  9. I'm such a sucker for puff pastry but throw some asparagus on there and I doubt I'd share a bite with anyone else!

  10. We love asparagus at our house, so this definitely looks like a new favorite! Great recipe!

  11. It's so funny that we both did puff pastry tarts for this collaboration! Yours sounds sooooo good! I love anything with ricotta. I bet it goes so good with the crispy puff pastry and the asparagus. Yum!

    1. Haha I know! I love that yours has tomato hearts- so creative! I think it would be too delicious to eat both of these at the same time.