I’d been eyeing this recipe since I got my new cookbook, but they were out of frozen puff pastry at the store. I finally found some this week, so I decided to make it. This is definitely not a low fat, healthy recipe! The main offender is the frozen puff pastry, but it’s what makes this recipe simple. Gruyère is a super expensive Swiss cheese. I didn’t feel like spending $15 for a small brick of Gruyère cheese, so I substituted it for sliced aged Swiss (found in the cheese aisle with sliced deli cheeses) that was only $2.50. Since the cheese will be melted anyway, this actually made it quicker since you just have to lay the slices out over the pastry. I love asparagus, and after my last asparagus disaster, I was really happy to have found a good recipe this time.
Cookbook: Everyday Food: Great Food Fast by Martha Stewart
Healthy – Consider this a splurge or pass on the whole recipe! :(
Vegan – I’m not sure how great vegan cheese would melt with this recipe, but it’s worth a try, because the asparagus is so good. Instead of using puff pastry, make a vegan pastry pie crust recipe.
Ingredient List: asparagus, frozen puff pastry, Gruyère cheese (substitute with sliced aged Swiss), olive oil, salt.