Italian Prosciutto Asparagus Appetizer

Italian Prosciutto Asparagus Appetizer


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A simple recipe sure to impress guests, and please families while making use of a favorite spring vegetable.

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  • 1/2 sheet puff pastry (a thawed sheet of frozen dough can be used)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 oz. sliced prosciutto or thinly cut deli ham
  • 1 Tbs. Italian herb seasoning blend (can use oregano, basil and garlic mix)
  • 12 asparagus spears, trimmed and cooked

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Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet. with parchment paper. Combine cream cheese, and herbs in a bowl. Place the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12x9-inch rectangle. Cut the pastry in half lengthwise. Spread about 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture down the center of each rectangle to within about 2 inches of the edges. Arrange the prosciutto or ham slices and asparagus over the cheese. Fold the sides of the pastry over filling and press gently to seal. Place seam-side down on the lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on the baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

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