Bacon Puff Pastry Asparagus Spirals
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Bacon Puff Pastry Asparagus Spears

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 15 asparagus spears (baby asparagus is NOT recommended)
  • 8 fatty bacon rashers
  • 1 four-inch block puff pastry thawed
  • all-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten with generous pinches of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Rinse the asparagus spears and dry with a kitchen towel. 
  • Take an asparagus and bend to break off the tough woody end. Repeat for the rest of the asparagus spears. Discard the tough ends.
  • Cut each bacon rasher horizontally into two portions.
  • Dust your work surface with flour. Roll out the puff pastry into a ten-inch square to a thickness of less than a quarter inch. Using a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry into 15 strips about half an inch wide.
  • Take an asparagus spear and roll a strip of bacon around it diagonally. Make sure that there is space in between the rolled bacon. Repeat until all the asparagus spears have been rolled with bacon.
  • Take a bacon-rolled asparagus and roll a strip of puff pastry from end to end. Position the puff pastry so that it alternates with the bacon.
  • Line two baking trays with silicone mats or non-stick paper.
  • Arrange the bacon and puff-pastry covered asparagus spears on the baking trays. Keep them two inches apart to allow room for the pastry to puff.
  • Brush the bacon puff pastry asparagus spirals liberally with the beaten egg.
  • Bake the bacon puff pastry asparagus spirals for 20 to 30 minutes in a 400F oven. Note that ovens behave differently. A fan assisted-oven will brown the puff pastry and bacon faster than a traditional oven. Check after 20 minutes to see how the bacon puff pastry asparagus spirals are doing. If they still look pale, bake for another five to ten minutes.
  • Take the baking trays out of the oven. Cool the bacon puff pastry asparagus spirals for a minute or two. Serve while still hot though for best experience.