These flaky puff pastries have the perfect combination of saltiness and cheese mixed with tender asparagus, which makes them the perfect treat for any gathering, especially Easter. I use store bought puff pastry sheets to make these Asparagus pockets in minutes. My family loves them so much that we actually eat them as a side at dinner time. Keep reading and I will show you How to make Easy Asparagus Puff Pastry Pocket Squares.
What I love most about these Easy Asparagus Puff Pastry Pocket Squares, is the fact that they are so unassuming. By just one glance, you would never guess that an explosion of flavors is about to happen in your mouth. I can honestly say that the smoked gouda is what does it for me. When making this recipe, please make sure that the gouda is smoked. I tried replacing the prosciutto with a smoked version, but it didn’t make a difference, so save your money.
How to make Asparagus Puff Pastry Pockets
As you will see, these are super easy steps to make these pastries. If you have any issues following along, please refer to the video at the end of the printable recipe.
- Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Step 2: Prepare your asparagus by first cutting off the bottom of each stalk. Then cut the remaining asparagus stalk in half.
- Step 3: On a floured surface, roll out your puff pastry sheets and cut each sheet into 6 even rectangles. You shouldn’t have to roll it out too much, you just want to stretch it out a bit.
- Step 4: Brush the inside of the pastry with your egg wash.
- Step 5: Place 4-5 asparagus in the center of each square, leaving about 1/4 inch of space from the edge on each side.
- Step 6: Place a slice of cheese on top of your asparagus.
- Step 7: Place 2 slices of prosciutto on top of the cheese.
- Step 8: Flip the bottom of the dough to cover the cheese and prosciutto, then pinch the sides close.
- Step 9: Place each pocket on a lined cookie sheet, and brush with more egg wash.
- Step 10: Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, and thyme on top of each pocket, then bake.
Can I use a different cheese to make these Asparagus Pastries?
You can absolutely use a different cheese when making these Asparagus Puff Pastry Pockets. Honestly, you can switch out the smoked gouda and use any cheese that you love. I just suggest that you chose a smoked cheese. Smoked cheddar gives a nice sharp taste that pairs so well with the prosciutto. You can also try smoked provolone if you would like to have a nice cheese pull when pulling them apart.
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If you enjoy this recipe, then you may also enjoy my One Skillet Lemon Chicken & Rice with Asparagus.Print
2lb Asparagus (cut about 4 inches from the top so that it will fit in the pockets. If you use the other half of the asparagus, then you will only need 1lb of asparagus.)
12–24 Slices of prosciutto
12 Slices of Smoked Gouda (or smoked cheese of your choice)
2 Sheets of Pre-Packaged Puff Pastry Dough (Each sheet will make 6 pockets)
1 Egg for egg wash
12 Sprigs of Thyme
Pinch of salt & pepper
Roll out pastry dough.
Cut dough into 6 rectangles and brush with egg wash.
Cut 5-7 asparagus in half and lay evenly in the center of each pastry dough rectangle. Leave about a 1/4 inch of dough on each side.
Fold 2 slices of prosciutto into a fan and place on top of the asparagus.
Place 1 slice of smoked gouda on top of the the asparagus and prosciutto.
Flip the bottom of pastry dough to cover the bottom half of the asparagus, and to create a pocket.
Pinch the edges.
Brush the whole pocket with egg wash and sprinkle with pepper
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown
Cool and enjoy
When making these asparagus puff pastry pockets, I suggest that you use large asparagus if you want it to be a hearty bite. Also I would extend the cooking time buy an extra five minutes to make sure that the asparagus is cooked all the way through. If you have any questions, find me on social media @RosalynnDaniels