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Asparagus Ham Spirals
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Created by paullois, Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Description An appealing appetizer!
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28 appetizers

8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

1 tube (8 ounce) refrigerated crescent rolls

1 carton (8 ounce) spreadable chive-and-onion cream cheese

4 thin rectangular slices deli ham

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder



1. Place asparagus in a skillet; add 1/2 inch of water.

2. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Drain and set aside.

3. Separate crescent dough into four rectangles; seal perforations.

4. Spread  a thin layer of cream cheese over each rectangle to within 1/4 inch of edges.

5. Top each with ham, leaving 1/4 inch uncovered on one long side.

6. Place two asparagus spears along the long side with the ham; roll up and press seam to seal.

7. Cut each roll into seven pieces.

8. Place cut side down 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet.

9. Combine butter and garlic powder; brush over spirals.

10. Bake at 375 degrees for 10--12 minutes or until golden brown.

Additional Tips
You can adapt this as to what you have on hand.  I only had regular cream cheese, so I let it soften a bit and spread just a little on each one, put on some chives from the garden and it tasted great!