Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Bites
Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Bites are pretty and delicious appetizers. Fresh asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes are wrapped in puff pastry. Perfect 1-biters to enjoy with friends, drinks and summer get-togethers.
Remember the easy sun-dried tomato pesto I made last week? This is just 1 of 2 recipes where the pesto was utilized, the other being a delicious grilled vegetable sun-dried pesto pasta.
These puff pastry bites taste like a mini bite of sun-dried tomato pizza! Make sure you make plenty because they’ll all be gone in no time because it’s hard to stop once you start eating them.
They’re so easy to make and take just minutes to bake. With the help of store-bought puff pastry, 2-inch squares are cut, half a teaspoon of sun-dried tomato pesto is placed in the center and 2 asparagus tips are placed on top. Egg wash is added to 1 corner as a glue and the corners are folded to meet in the middle.
To get the finished look like it’s a package ‘tied’ around the middle, a thin strip of puff pastry is cut. Lay the strip across your hand and brush egg wash onto the ends. The ‘package’ is then placed upside down in your hand on top of the center of the strip.
The ends are both brought towards the package and ‘glued’ using egg wash.
And there you have it – your nice, pretty wrapped up package!
The packages are lined up on a parchment covered baking sheet, brushed with the egg wash and baked. I like to mix a little milk in with my egg wash as it not only thins the egg and makes it easier to brush, the sugars in the milk help the brown the pastry and the egg helps to give it shine.
Once they’re out of the oven, line them up like a pretty little chorus line and let your hungry guests go to town. These puff pastry bites are sure to impress even your most discerning guests!
I’ve had many questions about what to do with the stalks that are leftover. For the edible section (down to the tough ‘woody’ part), chop and add them to soups, stews or stir fries. For the ends that are to tough to eat, add them to stock for soups and stews.
39 Comments on “Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Bites”
This is such a perfect elegant appetizer! Great for a dinner or little get-together. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Any ideas for using the remaining part of the asparagus besides in a soup?
BTW, your photos along with step-by-step instructions are really appreciated.
Hi Carol, I chop them up and put them into stir fries or add them to stock. I hope this helps and I’m glad you like the step-by-step. Thanks for stopping by.
Los puedo hacer y congelar para asarlos el dia de la reunion.
Hello Margarita, I hope I translated your comment correctly. Yes, I think making them and freezing them and making them when you need them would be fine.
I’d love to have one of these right now. I love sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, and buttery puff pastry. Sigh…totally making these this summer!
Thank you Christine. Let me know how you like them.
These really do look like a great app to bring to a party over the summer. Tomato and asparagus…what a great idea!
so cute and fun! I love easy snack recipes like this!
Hi Janette! These puff pastry bites look very cute and delicious! Loving the idea!
Thank you Savita, they didn’t last long 🙂
these yummy lit starters are perfect! added to my pinterest board,
What a great combination Janette! I have this on my list to do! Pinned and shared!
Your Asparagus, Sun-dried tomato puff pastries will definitely be on the menu at our next cocktail party, Janette! They are beautiful and sound so tasty too!
Brilliant! So simple and elegant! Love the ingredients, too!
These look delicious love the addition of sun-dried tomato pesto! Perfect appetizer for summer gatherings or picnic food.
They’re like spring in a bundle! And I love that you used your Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto in these! What a lovely recipe.
Thank you Debi
I think I might actually try these – they look really good and would make me look like a good cook lol! But you make them look quite easy to make really 🙂
They’re really not difficult, the puff pastry is so easy to work with. I hope you try them.
Love these cuties! Totally my kind of almost finger-food. I keep them in mind! 🙂
Oh my gosh, Janette! These are GORGEOUS! So elegant, yet so easy to make – these are the perfect party app!
I LOVE everything about these appetizers. I have never tried putting asparagus in into a puff pastry and eat them with a delicious pesto base. They are perfect h’orderves. I am going to serve these for a Saturday dinner parties.
These look AMAZING!! Simple but so elegant! I love them!
Tasty AND visually appealing; the first thing I noticed was the “tie” around the package! Great job with this bite-size treat!
Oh these are just so precious and look so tasty! Perfect for summer party nibbles!
These appetizers are so cute and I bet they’re scrumptious. I’ll have to remember to make twice as much!
These are simple, elegant and look really delicious. Fabulous job.
Perfect for a garden party – a delicious bite of summer goodness!
Thank you Debra
These are the cutest Janette! Love how easy to make they are, too! Pinning and sharing!
Love these puff pastry bites! They look delicious and so easy-to-make! Perfect summery appetiser!
I was very happy with the result, thank you Jess
Janette, what a beautiful appetizer. Simple and elegant.
Thank you Peter
I made these but my packages weren’t as pretty as yours but they did taste very good.
I’m sure they were lovely and the taste is the important part 🙂
These are cute… I’m making them for a small dinner party! I think they will be almost too cute to eat!