These Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles make for a delightful and sophisticated appetizer or brunch dish. They are particularly well-suited for occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day, or any other springtime brunch event. Enjoy the combination of flaky puff pastry, savory prosciutto, and tender asparagus in every bite.
What is Asparagus Puff Pastry?
Puff pastry is a versatile dough made from a simple combination of flour, water, salt, and butter. When baked, it puffs up to create light, flaky layers, making it suitable for a wide range of sweet and savory recipes. You can find pre-made puff pastry sheets in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store, often located near items like frozen pie crusts and pastry dough.
Asparagus Puff Pastry Ingredients
- 1 bunch asparagus (about 12-16 ounces) ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- kosher salt
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
- 8 ounces Gruyere shredded
- 12 slices prosciutto
- 1 egg beaten
How To Make Asparagus Puff Pastry
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a large rectangle, approximately double its original size. Square off the edges, and then cut it into 6 smaller squares (a pizza cutter works well for this).
- Toss the asparagus spears in olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.
- To create each bundle, place a slice of prosciutto on top of one of the puff pastry squares. You can fold the prosciutto in half if needed to fit nicely on the square. Add 3-4 stalks of asparagus (adjust based on their size) and 1-2 tablespoons of your chosen cheese.
- Lift two opposite corners of the puff pastry square and wrap them around the asparagus and prosciutto, pressing to seal the edges.
- Brush the puff pastry with the egg wash for a beautiful golden finish. You can also sprinkle a bit more salt and pepper on top if desired.
- Bake the bundles in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden and puffed.
- Serve your Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles immediately and enjoy!