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Asparagus Ham Bites

 Asparagus Ham Bites
Fresh asparagus, honey mustard, ham and cheese make a tasty filling for these bite-size rounds of toasted whole wheat bread. I like to assemble them ahead of time and bake them as guests arrive. -Lucille Mead Ilion, New York
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh thin asparagus spears
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 6 thin slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 thin slices deli ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Trim asparagus to 5-1/4 in. Flatten bread with a rolling pin; brush
  • one side of each slice with oil. Place bread, oiled side down, on an
  • ungreased baking sheet. Spread each slice with mustard; top with
  • cheese, ham and asparagus. Roll up tightly and place seam side down.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until just crisp. Sprinkle with
  • paprika. Cut each roll into four pieces. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor’s Note: For best results, use a firm 100% whole wheat bread.