Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles

I made these asparagus puff pastry bundles for a far-too-decadant side for early Valentine’s Day dinner last weekend. The leftovers have been a fun dinner when eaten with a simple green salad. I mean they are basically puff pastry pizza, so what could really go wrong?

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Without further ado, here’s another easy (and make-ahead recipe).

Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles

  • bundle of asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 6-8 slices of pancetta
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T. of water
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Trim woody ends from asparagus, toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Figure out how many bundles you’ll be making, two to three spears of asparagus per bundle.
  4. Roll out puff pastry a bit and cut into 6-8 equal sized squares, depending on your number of bundles.
  5. Combine egg and water in a small bowl and brush onto top of puff pastry.
  6. Top each square with a slice of pancetta.
  7. Then, top with 2-3 squares of asparagus.
  8. Sprinkle asparagus with Parmesan cheese.
  9. Wrap corners over the top of asparagus, creating an envelope.
  10. Seal with egg wash.
  11. Bake 10-12 minutes, until puff pastry is golden.

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