Mini Asparagus Puff Pastry Squares

By Mrs. Hannah Levy Aug 10, 2017 02:15 PM

I don't always eat asparagus, but when I do it's with Italian cheese on a puff pastry! Here is an easy recipe for an awesome Hors D'oeuvre!

Ingredients:

1/2 Package of 36 Puff Pastry Squares, cut into 4ths
1 Large bunch of Asparagus
8 oz. of Italian Mascarpone
8 oz. of Pesto
Zest from 1 Lemon
Fresh Thyme, stems removed
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly Cracked Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  • Start by cutting the chilled Puff Pastry Squares into fourths. A large chef's knife is best for this job.

 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 

  • To prepare the Asparagus, carefully cut the head of the spear in half lengthwise. The head of the asparagus should be able to lie flat on top of the square.

 

  • Prick the squares with a fork all over to reduce excess puffing of the pastry.

 

  • To assemble, spread about a quarter size ball of Mascarpone cheese onto the square. You may need to dollop and wait for it to soften a bit to continue spreading.

 

  • Top with an even amount of the Pesto.
  • Press the halved asparagus spear diagonally across the square. Press it into the cheese so it does not fall off during baking.

 

  • Add a bit of Lemon Zest and Thyme to each square.

 

  • Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil and crack Salt and Pepper evenly across all the squares.

 

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Squares will be ready when they start to turn golden brown on the bottom.

Hannah Levy is a food blogger who truly lives to eat. Mrs. Levy hosts many cooking classes at SBH's Food Pantry as well and loves to share her love of food with others for a good cause.