Puff pastry has to be my all-time favorite entertaining secret! I always keep some in the freezer and you can pull it out to make an endless combination of easy desserts, brunch treats, and appetizers. I was brainstorming some new appetizers to make for the Oscars next Sunday night, and I always love to include a puff pastry snack (because you know all of those skinny actresses LOVE buttery, flaky pastry dough — ha!). This puff pastry creation has just 5 ingredients: asparagus, prosciutto, black pepper, and an egg wash over that buttery, rich dough. Check your frozen puff pastry’s ingredients for real butter and you’ll know it’s the good stuff, it makes a huge difference when you bake these these savory little snacks off for your celebration. Get the full recipe below: 

Asparagus Prosciutto Pastry Bundles.
Serves: 6 Servings
  • 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 Bundle of Asparagus (about 18 stalks – bottoms trimmed)
  • 6 Slices of Prosciutto
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut into six 4” squares.
  3. On top of each square place one slice of prosciutto and 3-4 stems of asparagus, and season with black pepper.
  4. Fold the puff pastry corners towards the center, pressing to seal it closed.
  5. Whisk one egg with a tablespoon of warm water, and use pastry brush to lightly coat the dough with an egg wash.
  6. Bake in a 425-degree oven for 17-20 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.