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baked asparagus and prosciutto wrapped in puff pastry

Asparagus Prosciutto Appetizers

  • Author: Shelagh
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These tasty bundles are easy and fun to make. If you’ve got puff pastry in the freezer, you’ve got what you need to make just about any delicious appetizers!


  • 1 bunch (about 2025) fresh asparagus
  • 8 pieces of thin prosciutto
  • 1 package of puff pastry* (I prefer the Dufour brand) thawed overnight
  • Flour for dusting the board

dufour puff pastry package

Not paid or endorsed by Dofour, but I should be!


  1. Trim** about 1″ off the bottom ends of the asparagus. This is to get rid of the tough stems.
  2. Place the puff pastry on a lightly floured cutting board. Using a pastry cutter, pizza cutter, or sharp chef’s knife. Cut the pastry into long 1/2″ strips.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut the prosciutto lengthwise in three strips. Place a prosciutto strip on top of the puff pastry strip. Starting at the bottom of the asparagus, roll the up like a candy cane. Line them up like little soldiers on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°. While oven is preheating, place the baking sheet of apps in the freezer. When oven is hot, bake the appetizers for about 20 minutes, remove from oven and serve on a pretty serving platter.


*Puff pastry is so much better when made with real butter. It’s a bit more expensive but well worth it.

*Another great way to trim the asparagus is to snap it at the bottom. Asparagus seems to know where to snap, and you are guaranteed no tough stems.

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