Asparagus, Brie & Parma Ham Crostini Recipe
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Asparagus, Brie & Parma Ham Crostini Recipe

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This special, filling appetizer is perfect to serve guests. The combination of crisp bread, melted cheese and asparagus is out of this world. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 thin slices prosciutto (Parma ham) or deli ham, cut into thin strips
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 12 slices

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 91 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut asparagus tips into 2-in. lengths. (Discard stalks or save for another use.) Place asparagus tips in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan lined with foil. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Brush baguette slices on both sides with remaining oil. Place on a baking sheet. Broil for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted.
  3. Top each slice with asparagus, prosciutto and cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Asparagus, Brie & Parma Ham Crostini in Taste of Home February/March 2010, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 91 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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