These wrapped asparagus and ham bundles with a simple homemade honey mustard are the adult version of pigs in a blanket...so easy, and so delicious!
Wrapped Asparagus: The Definition of Adulthood
We all know pigs in a blanket. Pigs in a blanket are like the ultimate college party food that you feel so fancy making when you're 18 and are perfect to re-heat when you've come back home at 4 am. These are the grown ass adult version though, perfect for when you're stone cold sober and starving at 10:30 am...maybe even trapped in the house with two kids fighting with each other as to who gets the pink plate for lunch on a snow day. My how times have changed.
- bundle of asparagus
- pack of crescent rolls
- 12 slices of ham
- Dijon mustard
- olive oil
- parmesan (optional for topping)
How to Make These Bundles
First, cut off the ends of the asparagus and rub with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then wrap a piece of ham (the thicker, the better) around 4-5 asparagus spears. Then you'll wrap the bundle with a strip of crescent roll dough in a spiral pattern all the way around. Place bundles onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 425˚ for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of your asparagus).
Cutting Your Crescent Dough Into Strips
To make your crescent roll dough into nice strips, lay out the whole sheet of dough flat on parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll the pre-cut seams together. You'll ultimately need to use your hands and meld some of the pieces together because the rolling pin isn't perfect. Then cut the dough into 12 long strips (they should be a little less than an inch wide).
Honey Mustard: The Easiest Homemade Condiment
While these little guys bake for 12 minutes, go ahead and make the honey mustard dip, which is a sweet and cozy drizzle over the savory bundles. The honey mustard is so simple: equal parts honey and a high-quality Dijon mustard.
- Make sure to tuck the end of the crescent roll strip seam side down so it'll create a nice pocket for the bundles as they bake.
- Honey mustard, while not required, is truly a must and involves combining two ingredients together: high-quality Dijon mustard and honey. It's so delicious with these wrapped asparagus and ham bundles.
- Once they come out of the oven, throw some more parmesan cheese on top before serving.
Other Fun Appetizers to Serve
- Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Honey
- Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)
- Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Kebobs with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette
- Tomato and Goat Cheese Galette
You are so beautiful....to me! Can't you see?!
Wrapped Asparagus and Ham with Honey Mustard
- 1 lb pack of asparagus spears ends cut off
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pack sliced ham you'll need about 12 slices
- 1 tube crescent roll dough
- ⅓ cup honey
- ⅓ cup Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup Parmesan optional
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- On some foil or in a bowl, massage olive oil salt and pepper on trimmed asparagus spears. Set aside.
- Unroll crescent dough on lightly floured surface. With your hands or with a rolling pin (I usually need to do both), roll your crescent roll dough until there are no seams. Cut into 12 strips cutting from the long side (about ¾" thick) using a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
- Wrap slice of ham around 4-5 spears (depending on their size this may be less or morwith edges folded around the back. Fold crescent roll dough in the same manner, starting about an inch from the bottom and placing the bundle seam side down onto your baking tray. Add Parmesan if you desire.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine honey and Dijon mustard in a small bowl.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes before drizzling with the honey mustard.
And, folks, here's the end result!