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    Asparagus Puff Pastry Snacks

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    bluemoon downunder's Note:

    Serve as a dinner party starter or serve with a salad as a light lunch. Adapted from the Simply Great Recipes website. I've suggested a few alternatives below. I'm well aware from reading reviews on Zaar that many people don't much like citrus flavourings, but I've provided that option for those of us who do! If you're going down the citrus path and adding a smidgeon of juice to the cream cheese, add it cautiously, a bit at a time, to maintain the basic consistency of the cheese. And, as I've suggested in the TIPS below, if you're a feta-lover, then of course substitute feta for the cream cheese!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, semi-thawed
    • 1/3 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (or 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill and 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives) or 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped (or 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill and 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives)
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional) or 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon orange juice (optional) or 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
    • 1/2 tablespoon canned crabmeat (optional) or 1/2 tablespoon canned salmon, thoroughly-drained (optional) or 1 slice ham, finely chopped (optional)
    • 425 g asparagus, green spears thoroughly-drained
    • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    2. 2
      Divide the pastry sheet in half and cut each half into 4 equal strips.
    3. 3
      In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, the dill or chives, garlic, (optional) orange or lemon zest, (optional) orange or lemon juice, and (optional) crab, salmon or ham until they are well combined. If your cheese mixture becomes too thin (aha, sounds like you added too much juice!) add a one of the optional meats: crab, salmon or ham. Or, if you want to keep the dish vegetarian, add some more dill or chives.
    4. 4
      Place the 8 strips of pastry onto a greased baking tray and spread them with the cream cheese mixture.
    5. 5
      Arrange 2 - 3 thoroughly-drained Asparagus Green Spears on each strip of pastry and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
    6. 6
      Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 15-18 minutes.
    7. 7
      TIPS: If you love feta, you may well want to use feta instead of cream cheese. The original recipe also suggested adding finely chopped cooked bacon to the cream cheese. If you're not adding orange or lemon, you may well like to add bacon to the cream cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2009

      45

      This Asparagus Puff Pastry snack was very, very good. I served some at the school where I work and everyone loved it. Good Job!!!! Helen Garza

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    • on February 10, 2009

      55

      These were very good. We loved the orange zest/crab option. Thanks, these were easy to make, and yummy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Puff Pastry Snacks

    Serving Size: 1 (97 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.8
     
    Calories from Fat 139
    63%
    Total Fat 15.5 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    26%
    Cholesterol 11.7 mg
    3%
    Sodium 131.6 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.5 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 4.7 g
    9%

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