Asparagus Puff Pastry with Boursin


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Puff pastry is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your freezer, and it’s one of just a small list of ingredients needed to make this spring-centric Asparagus Puff Pastry with Boursin. With the herby, creamy flavor of Boursin, this is incredibly simple to throw together and great for a light lunch or addition to a brunch spread.

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Spring is here and with it comes brunches and gatherings and light lunches that are perfect for enjoying on screen porches. Puff pastry tarts are the perfect back-pocket dish for any and all of these meals, and probably many more that I haven’t thought of yet. The ingredients list is small, but the secret to the flavor of this tart is another great back-pocket ingredient – Boursin cheese. 

What is Boursin? 

Boursin is a cheese spread that originates in France. It has a rich, creamy texture, and is flavored garlic, parsley, chives, and dill. It comes in a variety of flavors and most of them can be used interchangeably in recipes or just as a spread for toast and crackers.

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Ingredients for Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

  • Asparagus – You’ll just need one bunch, about 1 pound. 
  • Frozen puff pastry – These often come in packages of two, and you’ll just need half of a 17.3-ounce package for this recipe. Store puff pastry in the freezer, but defrost it for an hour at room temperature or for a day in the fridge. 
  • Boursin  – You need one 5.3-ounce package for the tart. I like the classic flavor here, but any other variations would be great.
  • Lemon zest, salt, black pepper – For flavoring the tart.
  • Cheese – You can use almost any type of cheese for topping the tart. It just creates a melty crust over the whole thing. Use Parmesan, Gruyere, or mozzarella cheese. 

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  • Use a different vegetable – Anything with a similar cooking time will work in place of the asparagus and will likely go well with the flavors of the Boursin. 
  • Add meat – Try adding chopped cooked bacon or a deli meat like prosciutto or pancetta. 
  • Add fresh herbs – Scatter some fresh herbs over the tart after it’s done.
asparagus puff pastry on a parchment lined sheet pan

How to Serve It

Serve this tart as a light lunch or dinner with just a salad on the side. Or slice it into many small squares or triangles to serve as an appetizer. It also makes a great brunch addition sliced into wedges or as a side dish for a main course with a roast chicken and another roasted vegetable.

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Asparagus Puff Pastry with Boursin

With the herby, creamy flavor of Boursin and the crisp crunch of puff pastry, this tart is a great light lunch or dinner served with a green salad. It also makes a delicious addition to a brunch spread or served alongside a more hearty main course like roast chicken.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 48 minutes
Servings: 8


  • Half Sheet Pan
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pastry Brush


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (half of a 17.3-ounce package)
  • 1 5.3 ounce package Boursin with garlic and fine herbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan, gruyere, or mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim and discard the tough, woody ends from the asparagus stalks. Slice any thick stalks in half lengthwise (you can skip this step with any stalks that are too thin to slice in half).
  • Lightly dust a countertop with flour. Roll the puff pastry out, smoothing out the folds and bumps. It should be about a 10×12 rectangle. Transfer the pastry to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use a fork to pierce the surface of the dough all over (this will help it to bake evenly). Using a sharp knife, score the puff pastry all around the sides, about 1-inch from the edges. Don’t cut the pastry all the way through, just score it about halfway through the layers to create a border.
  • Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the border of the puff pastry with egg wash.
  • Spread the Boursin out evenly over the center of the pastry. Top the Boursin with salt, lemon zest, black pepper, and cheese. Spread the asparagus out on top of the Boursin in an even layer.
  • Bake the pastry until the edges are golden brown and crisp, 28 to 32 minutes. Let it cool slightly before slicing.
  • Spread the asparagus out on top of the Boursin in an even layer.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $14.00
Calories: 216
Keyword: asparagus, breakfast, easy brunch recipe, puff pastry, spring
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    1. Oh yes! Thank you for flagging that for us – we’ll get that updated now. Add it after the Boursin and then add grated cheese on top.