5-Ingredient (or fewer!) Appetizers

Get your party started with these delicious finger foods. They look catered, but they’re super easy.

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Asparagus-Prosciutto Wraps
Photograher Jean Allsopp

Asparagus-Prosciutto Wraps 

Four ingredients and 12 minutes of cooking time is all you need for this impressive cocktail snacks. Pop these in the oven before guests arrive and you'll have warm puff pasty draped over crispy asparagus and salty prosciutto, ready to serve.

12 asparagus spears
½ (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
12 thin slices prosciutto
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1. Blanch asparagus in boiling water 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain. (If asparagus is thin, use 2 pieces per appetizer and skip the blanching process.)

2. Unfold pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface, and press out fold lines. Roll onto a 12- x 10-inch rectangle. Cut into 12 (1-inch) strips.

3. Wrap 1 or 2 asparagus spears in 1 slice of prosciutto, and wrap with 1 strip of pastry dough. Place on a parchment-lined or greased, foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry, asparagus, and prosciutto. Sprinkle wraps with Parmesan cheese.

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