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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    28 appetizers

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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 171 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.
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  • sgronholz
    Jul 6, 2014

    Although these are supposed to be an appetizer, I served them for our breakfast this morning, along with eggs and fruit. They're absolutely delicious! Since it's just the two of us, I'm going to put a few of them in the freezer so my husband and I can enjoy them at a later date. I will definitely make these again!

  • Nancegam
    Nov 7, 2012

    If freezing, do you cook first?

  • mamoonis
    Jan 22, 2012

    Fun to make. More bready than I thought they'd be but the flavor was really nice. Husband loved.

  • saeugz
    Jul 17, 2011

    Followed recipe to a t, big hit! I did add Swiss cheese on top to some and those seemed to go faster!

  • DGunz
    Jan 2, 2011

    Big hit, easy to make, followed recipe exactly, except forgot to add the butter/garlic wash. Delicious anyway

  • pottaway
    Dec 29, 2010

    I make this all the time and always get asked for the recipe. If I don't have asparagus, I use bacon. I like to keep some on hand in freezer for last minute entertaining. I freeze them in the big rolls before cutting up in small pieces!