Nothing beats a good brunch dish to kick off the spring season. One of the things that I like most about this dish is how easy it is to make and all of the pieces can be made ahead of time. It’s also super versatile because you can easily change out the ingredients, making these asparagus bundles for just about any occasion!
Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick and easy appetizer, these Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles are sure to please! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they can be on the table in no time.
Puff pastry is one of my favorite things to work with because it’s so versatile. You can use it for sweet or savory dishes, and it always comes out flaky and delicious. In this recipe, I’ve used it to make little bundles filled with prosciutto and asparagus.
The asparagus is blanched first so that it’s still crisp, then wrapped in prosciutto and puff pastry. A little egg wash helps the puff pastry to brown nicely in the oven, and that’s it! These Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles are perfect for entertaining because they can be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to serve them.
Tips about this Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles:
This quick and easy appetizer is perfect for any occasion! Prosciutto and asparagus are wrapped in puff pastry and baked to perfection. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.
Here are some tips to make this recipe even easier:
-If you can’t find pre-rolled puff pastry, you can easily make your own. Just roll out a sheet of thawed frozen puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut into squares or rectangles and proceed with the recipe.
-You can use any type of asparagus for this recipe, but thin spears work best.
-Be sure to bake the bundles until the puff pastry is golden brown and cooked through.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer that will impress your guests, look no further than these Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these bundles are sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering.
Here are a few notes about this recipe:
-You can use either store-bought or homemade puff pastry for this recipe. If using store-bought, I recommend thawing it overnight in the refrigerator before using it.
-I used thinly sliced prosciutto for this recipe, but you could also use ham or bacon.
-Feel free to swap out the asparagus for another vegetable, such as broccoli or cauliflower.
-These bundles can be baked ahead of time and reheated before serving.
1. What is prosciutto?
Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham that is typically thinly sliced and served as an appetizer.
2. How do you make prosciutto asparagus puff pastry bundles?
Simply wrap a slice of prosciutto around a few asparagus spears, then tuck them into a pre-made puff pastry sheet. Cut the sheet into pieces and bake according to the package directions. That’s it!
3. Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes, these can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them. Just be sure to bring them to room temperature before baking.
4. What else can I use instead of asparagus?
You could use almost any type of vegetable in these bundles, such as green beans, carrots, or even mushrooms.
Conclusion & Recipe:
In conclusion, these Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles are a quick and easy appetizer that is sure to please your guests. They are also a great way to use up any leftover puff pastry. So, next time you are looking for a simple, but an elegant appetizer, give these a try.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Servings: 24 Servings
Ends trimmed from 2 bunches of asparagus (12-16 ounces).
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
16 ounces Gruyere shredded
24 slices of prosciutto
2 egg beaten
Preheat oven to 425°F Use parchment paper to line a sheet pan.
Roll the puff pastry to about twice the original size on a floured surface. Cut into six squares by slicing the edges. (I use a pizza cutter to do this).
Season asparagus with olive oil and salt.
Place a slice of prosciutto onto the top of the square to make the bundles. I cut the prosciutto in half to make it fit on the square. Follow with 3-4 asparagus stalks (depending on the size of your serving) and 1-2 tablespoons cheese.
Two opposite corners of the puff pastry squares should be lifted and wrapped around the asparagus. Press to seal. Use egg wash to brush puff pastry. Add salt and pepper as needed.
Bake puff pastry until golden brown and puffy, approximately 12- 15 minutes. Serve immediately