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Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

March 21, 2022
Make the most buttery, flaky and inviting Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with this simple baking recipe that comes with a burst of delicious flavors and textures---perfect for as a snack or appetizer for a crowd!

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

This Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey is an easy, Spring ready recipe that comes with a flaky, buttery crust and creamy mozzarella filled center with fresh asparagus. The perfect snack or appetizer for the entire family. 

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

I rarely ever use puff pastry, however, I definitely felt like I needed to try my hand at it and I’m so glad that I did. Honestly, I really loved the premium taste of this organic puff pastry that I purchased at my local grocer and this herb honey butter sauce is literally EVERYTHING. Such the perfect combination of flavor. 

If you’re a total fan of asparagus, then this Pesto Pasta with Asparagus and Bacon is worth the try! It’s one of my fave ways to enjoy asparagus.

To really ensure this dish screams springtime, I chose to use mozzarella cheese to pair with the asparagus for a lighter feel. Of course, you can always take things to a whole other level by adding chopped bacon or prosciutto. It’s the perfect balance of healthy, comforting, and refreshing, all in one easy appetizer or snack recipe.

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

How to Make Asparagus and Mozzarella Puff Pastry

This quick appetizer asparagus recipe comes together quickly with the oven and few short steps.

INGREDIENT NOTES

Here’s what you need to know about some of the key ingredients in this roasted asparagus + mozzarella dish.

  • Puff pastry. Feel free to use any puff pastry that you have on hand. I love using an organic version.
  • Asparagus. To prepare the asparagus for cooking, gently bend the end of each spear. It should naturally snap about an inch or two from the bottom. You can discard this woody end and cook the fresher thinner portion of the stalk. If you’re not a fan of asparagus, you can add roasted broccoli, Brussels sprouts, peas, or kale instead. Really any roasted veggie you love will work!
  • Honey. The sweet element that works perfectly with all of the savory flavors.
  • Herbs + Spices. I like to add extra kick of flavor by using herbs + spices such as oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder, etc.
  • Mozzarella cheese. This adds delicious cheesy umami flavor to this entire recipe. 

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

INSTRUCTIONS

TO MAKE THE PUFF PASTRY:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, add the asparagus, olive oil, salt, + black and toss together until fully coated.
  • Remove pastry sheets from packaging and roll out unto a floured surface. Cut the pieces into 8 squares total. Place the sliced mozzarella unto each square and top with a handful of asparagus (about 4-5 should fit). Take two sides of the pastry and fold up and over the asparagus until enclosed. Repeat until all squares are topped. NOTE: You can lightly brush both ends to ensure that they seal tightly, if preferred.
  • Place each prepared pastry unto the baking sheet, brush the tops with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

TO MAKE THE HERB HONEY SAUCE:

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients and mix until combined and the sauce heats through and begins to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Once puff pastries are baked to perfection, remove from oven, drizzle herb honey sauce atop each pastry and enjoy!

Storage Suggestions for Puff Pastry

Store leftover puff pastry sheets (uncooked) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for longer. Always remember that when thawing out the puff pastry from the freezer, be sure to do so in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. 

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

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Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

Asparagus + Mozzarella Puff Pastry with Herb Honey

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves: 8 puff pastries
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Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz.) package premium puff pastry sheets
  • 1 bunch organic asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz.  fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced long-lengthwise
  • 1 large egg, beaten (For the egg wash)

HERB HONEY SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil

Instructions

TO MAKE THE PUFF PASTRY:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, add the asparagus, olive oil, salt, + black and toss together until fully coated.
  • Remove pastry sheets from packaging and roll out unto a floured surface. Cut the pieces into 8 squares total. Place the sliced mozzarella unto each square and top with a handful of asparagus (about 4-5 should fit). Take two sides of the pastry and fold up and over the asparagus until enclosed. Repeat until all squares are topped. NOTE: You can lightly brush both ends to ensure that they seal tightly, if preferred.
  • Place each prepared pastry unto the baking sheet, brush the tops with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

TO MAKE THE HERB HONEY SAUCE:

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients and mix until combined and the sauce heats through and begins to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Once puff pastries are baked to perfection, remove from oven, drizzle herb honey sauce atop each pastry and enjoy!
  • Bon Appetit!

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