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Fall Recipe: Asparagus Cigars Appetizer

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Cream Cheese and Parmesan Asparagus Cigars

Elegant, yet simple to make, these asparagus cigars make a fun — and hearty — appetizer.

(Makes 10 Cigars)

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Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. ready-made puff pastry
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 oz. cream cheese
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
    Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface into a 6″ x 10″ rectangle and spread all over with the cream cheese.
    Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into 10 long, thin strips.
  2. Wrap one pastry strip in a spiral around each asparagus spear and place onto a baking tray. Lightly brush each with beaten egg then scatter the
  3. Parmesan cheese on top.
    Bake the cigars in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until the pastry has risen and is golden-brown.

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