Asparagus Roll Appetizers
Flattened slices of bread are spread with a savory cream cheese, topped with canned asparagus spears, rolled up and cut crosswise into slices, then brushed with butter and baked until lightly browned.
12 slices fresh white bread
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 tablespoon crumbled Wisconsin blue cheese
4 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2 (10-ounce) cans asparagus spears, drained
3 tablespoons melted butter
- Remove crusts from bread and flatten slices very thin with a rolling pin.
- With an electric mixer, blend cheeses, sour cream and seasonings together and spread on one side of bread slices.
- Place an asparagus spear on each bread slice and roll up jelly roll style. Brush each roll-up with melted butter. Cut roll-ups into bite-sized pieces (3 to 4 per roll up).
- Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and bake 5 to 10 minutes at 450°F (230°C) until pieces are lightly browned. (These may be frozen and baked at a later date.)
Makes 4 dozen.
Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.