Asparagus Phyllo Appetizers

Asparagus Phyllo Appetizers - Give guests of your next dinner party something a little different like these Asparagus Phyllo Pastries. These appetizers are easy to make!

Recipe: Asparagus Filled Phyllo Pastries

Summary: Give guests of your next dinner party something a little different like these Asparagus Phyllo Pastries. These appetizers are easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 package phyllo dough, defrosted
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 bunch green asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Coarse ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp grated horseradish
  • 1 tsp capers, mined
  • 2 tsp whole seed mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. If making immediately, preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, horseradish, capers and mustard. Taste and adjust seasonings. Reserve until ready to serve.
  3. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Toss in the trimmed asparagus and blanch for 2 minutes, or until bright green. Drain into a colander and shock in a large bowl of ice water. Pat with paper towels and set aside. (This can be done a day ahead)
  4. Remove phyllo from package and place a barely damp towel over it to keep it from drying out. (If the towel is sopping the phyllo will get mushy. And that is no good.).
  5. Remove one sheet and lay it out on your work surface. Brush with a thin layer of melted butter, then sprinkle on some parmesan and then pepper. Place another layer on top and repeat with the butter and cheese, until you have 3 layers.
  6. Divide the phyllo into 5 equal strips and then down the center so you have 10 rectangles.
  7. Position a stalk of the asparagus on the bottom edge of a rectangle and roll it up. Brush the tips and outside with more butter and place on a lined sheet pan, seam side down.
  8. When ready, bake until golden brown, approx. 15 minutes. Serve hot with the sauce.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

Recipe and Photo: Foodista.com / CC BY

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