Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals

Get excited, people. Not only is this another in-season asparagus post, but also it’s one of my favorite recipes I know! Honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t shared it with you yet. To vary things up a little bit this Asparagus recipe is an appetizer. It’s another one from Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry website and is included in their three-step recipes. So it’s easy and tasty!

Prosciutto Asparagus Spirals
spirals startRecipe from Pepperidge Farms

1 pkg. Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
1 wedge of garlic & herb spreadable cheese
One package of sliced prosciutto
Bundle of asparagus spears

First, you’ll start off buying frozen puff pastry streets. This is normally located in the freezer section by the frozen pies. Get familiar with this product cause you’ll be seeing it from me again. Next is the cheese and prosciutto. You’ll find the garlic and herb cheese near the hummus and other fancy cheese. Ideally, you can get Laughing Cow Brand because this one is low fat and the rest goes great with triscuits. Next, the sliced prosciutto will be in the same area. You can either get this from behind the deli meat counter or in a package near the cheese. Finally, pick up a bundle of asparagus spears

spirals sheetPre-heat the over to 350 degrees. To start the recipe you’ll need to thaw out one puff pastry sheet. Do this by unfolding it if it’s not frozen solid. If it is wait a few minutes then unfold it. Be careful not to break it. Once it’s mostly thawed (about 20 minutes or so left out) Open the cheese and using a knife spread the cheese over the sheet.  Take the sliced prosciutto and cover the sheet with the slices. They can overlap a bit, but you’ll just need one good layer.

spirals stripsAt this point take take out a sharp serrated knife. You’ll need to cut the sheet in thin vertical strips.  Prosciutto can get a little stringy so this might when you have to get your hands dirty a little bit when holding the sliced prosciutto down so it doesn’t slide away. You probably get about 15 slices from one puff pastry sheet. I promise people will come back for more than one so plan accordingly.

Next, you’ll need to prepare the asparagus. You can refer back to the previous post about Parmesan Roasted Asparagus to learn how. spirals rollsOnce you’ve prepped by removed the bottom of each spear, you’ll roll one pastry strip around each asparagus spear. It’s best to hold the ends of the asparagus in each hand and starting at the top of the spear roll the strip around it. You’ll have to guess/gauge how tightly it should be wound depending on the length of each spear.

Place the spirals on a greased cookie sheet and cook for about 15-20 minutes. You’ll know they are done when golden brown.

Again, this is one of my favorite recipes so I encourage you to find a reason to make these! Tonight, they took me 16 minutes to make plus oven time. Yes, I timed it.spirals done


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