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Roasted Asparagus & Red Pepper Tartlets
with Tarragon Brie Sauce

Roasted Asparagus & Red Pepper Tartlets with Tarragon Brie SauceRich and full of flavor, a creamy, indulgent sauce enrobes roasted vegetables that fill puff pastry tarts, making a beautiful presentation that will surely delight your dinner guests.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (10-ounce) package frozen puff pastry shells (6)
12 fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 wedge (8 ounces) Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400ºF (205ºC). Bake pastry shells according to package directions; set aside.
  2. Toss asparagus and red pepper with olive oil in medium bowl. Place on baking sheet with sides.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Combine evaporated milk, flour, tarragon, mustard, salt, and white pepper in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken. Add Brie and continue to stir until melted. Add lemon juice and roasted vegetables; cook for one more minute, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spoon 1/3 cup mixture into individual shells. Top with pastry rounds. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: Substitute 1/2 cup jarred, roasted red peppers in place of fresh peppers, if desired.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.