RWOP Finalist: Asparagus and Parmesan Cream Pastry Recipe -
RWOP Finalist: Asparagus and Parmesan Cream Pastry Recipe
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RWOP Finalist: Asparagus and Parmesan Cream Pastry

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"From Real Women of Philadelphia 2010 Host Mandy Heaston: Puff pastry squares are spread with cream cheese and Parmesan, topped with fresh asparagus spears and a drizzle of olive oil, then baked until golden brown."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    37 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Remove pastry dough from freezer and let thaw for 10 minutes.
  3. While dough is thawing, wash and trim asparagus so it is 1-1/2 inches shorter than width of pastry sheet.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, grated Parmesan, chopped basil leaves and lemon juice. Set aside.
  5. Unfold dough onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cut into 4 equal rectangles. Separate rectangles slightly on sheet.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture onto each of the pastry rectangles, not quite to edges. Press 4 asparagus spears onto each rectangle, alternating directions. Sprinkle pastries with sea salt and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes until pastries are golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven, cut each pastry in half and transfer to serving platter. Garnish with a sprinkle of shaved Parmesan cheese and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 29, 2011

I made this yesterday for my husband and he loved it. We had it with a Mediterranean style salad and the combo was just delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2011

3.5 stars. This really could have done without the extra salt and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. And for one sheet of puff pastry, I found 4 oz of softened cream cheese to be more than enough. I added chives to the cream mixture, which I liked. Probably would be four stars the next time I make this if I omit the extra Parm and salt.


20 Ratings

May 28, 2011

i had this for dinner tonight and i can't believe how good it was! they didn't have fresh asparagus in the supermarket, so i used canned green asparagus instead and it tasted great! will make again soon.

May 03, 2011

This was easy and very tasty, the only thing I will do different is to lessen the lemon juice a bit. It was a bit sour. I had to go back and look at the recipe and make sure I hadn't read it incorrectly and read tbspn instead of tsp. Overall nice recipe.

May 11, 2011

This was AWESOME. I made for an appetizer on Easter Sunday. Family Loved IT (Especially our vegetarian in the family) Dont panic over the quarters with the puff pastry. Just make sure there are four and that you use the Asparagus as stated. Its a beautiful dish and fun for all!

Apr 05, 2011

These are excellent with a superb presentation to wow your guests!

Jul 17, 2011

This is my first review, but my new husband liked this so much he sent me a text the next day, "My wife cooks better than a professional chef!" We both loved the rich and tangy taste!

Aug 05, 2011

I've done something similar with various vegetables but what makes this recipe a winner is the combination of ingredients for the cheese spread. Tastes sophisticated.


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  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 325 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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