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ASPARAGUS, MASCARPONE AND BASIL TART
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Ingredients
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 200C / fan 180C / gas 6.
  2. Mix the mascarpone with the Parmesan, basil, lemon zest and juice and season well
  3. Unroll the pastry and put on a lined tray. Score around the edge of the pastry to make a thick border. Spread the cheese mixture evenly within the border.
  4. Toss the asparagus in the oil, season and then arrange neatly on top of the pastry, they can be stacked for a bit of height. Sprinkle the pine nuts liberally over the asparagus and then shave Parmesan over the whole tart.
  5. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and serve warm with dressed salad leaves.
Recipe Notes

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Serve with dressed salad leaves, make them a bit spicy - rocket, watercress, frisee, endive tossed in a simple vinaigrette.

If you don't have mascarpone, try cream cheese and if you don't have basil use parsley or leave it out.  You can change the herbs and the cheese.

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