You know when you have guest coming over and you really want to impress them, but you’re not really trying to put in all the work to do something fancy. Well in this post I’m sharing how to make Easy Asparagus Puff Pastry Pocket Squares. I promise you that they will save the day by giving you a savory pastry that gives a wow-factor and will have your guests coming back for more!
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.Print
2lb Asparagus (about 60 stalks)
2 Sheets of Pre-Packaged Puff Pastry Dough
6–12 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 1/2 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 bottom of pastry dough to cover the bottom half of the asparagus
Brush the whole pocket with egg wash and sprinkle with pepper
Bake at 400 degrees for 40 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
If you enjoy this recipe, then you may also enjoy my One Skillet Lemon Chicken & Rice with Asparagus.