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!
14 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 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
- 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.