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Asparagus Ham Spirals

 Asparagus Ham Spirals
These appealing appetizers are sure to be a hit at your next party. I'm on the arts council in our small town, so I came up with this snack recipe to serve at some of the events we cater. People will think you really fussed with these yummy bits! -Linda Fischer Stuttgart, Arkansas
14 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive-and-onion cream cheese
  • 4 thin rectangular slices deli ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Place asparagus in a skillet; add 1/2 in. of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduced heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Separate crescent dough into four rectangles; seal perforations.
  • Spread cream cheese over each rectangle to within 1/4 in. of edges.
  • Top each with ham, leaving 1/4 in. uncovered on one long side. Place
  • two asparagus spears along the long side with the ham; roll up and
  • press seam to seal.
  • Cut each roll into seven pieces. Place cut side down 1 in. apart on
  • greased baking sheets. Combine butter and garlic powder; brush over
  • spirals. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Yield: 28 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 171 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.