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Asparagus & Cheese Wraps (with a MapleThyme Glaze): Recipe

It is with great sadness that I inform you all that my oven has officially died. Yes, you read that correctly. My oven is dead. Luckily, I managed to bake a bunch of things prior to its unfortunate demise, and I have a few recipes to share with you! One such recipe are these delicious Asparagus and Cheese Wraps. If that doesn’t sound tantalizing enough, I have paired it with a honey and fresh lemon thyme glaze.

The recipe is inspired by one of my favourite food blogger’s and author Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest. Her Instagram feed is so beautiful, and her recipes are always innovative and delicious. I was scrolling through her feed and came across this recipe for asparagus and brie puff pastry with thyme honey. The recipe is to die for!

I decided to add my own spin on this recipe, opting for boursin rather than brie. I have nothing against brie, but I was dying to try the boursin. Instead of honey, I wanted to add a Canadian flair to the recipe with maple syrup. Finally, Teighan uses thyme, and I decided to add some fresh lemon thyme to the mix. Lemon thyme has a stronger flavour that melds well with the maple syrup. In fact, the glaze is so tasty you’ll want to pour it on everything. I also wanted to enhance the sweetness of this dish by adding a dollop of fig jam in the center of the asparagus. You can skip this step if you want to, but I personally like it. And now without further ado here is the recipe for Asparagus & Cheese Wraps with a Maple Glaze. 

Asparagus & Cheese Wrap with a Maple Thyme Glaze

Crispy puff pastry, tender asparagus, creamy Boursin and a sweet maple glaze. The perfect appetizer for any occasion. 

Servings 12 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets ready made or homemade puff pastry (if it is ready made, make sure you place it in your fridge overnight to thaw)
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 package Boursin cheese
  • 1/4 cup fig jam (optional)
  • 1 egg (egg wash)

Maple Thyme Glaze

  • 4 tbsp butter, cubed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon thyme (regular thyme is fine)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, and asparagus (season to your taste). Set aside.  Unroll your puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Cut the sheet into 6 even square pieces.


  2. Place a piece of boursin into the center of the puff pastry square. Take two pieces of asparagus and cut it in half and place it in the center. Add a dollop of fig jam. Fold the two corners of the square into the center. Place on a baking tray and repeat with the remaining squares. 


  3. Using a pastry brush, brush the asparagus cheese wraps with an egg wash and place it in the oven. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes or until the pastry is cooked and is golden brown.


Maple Thyme Glaze

  1. Add all the ingredients together in a small saucepan and cook on low heat until melted. Increase the heat to medium-high, cooking the glaze until it bubbles up on the sides (2 minutes). You want to thicken the glaze up a bit. Remove from heat and reserve for when the asparagus & cheese wraps are ready. 


    Pour on top of warm pastries and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • I am a cheater - I use ready-made puff pastry and it is the best choice because it saves time. 
  • You can use Brie if you like or any other cheese. I prefer the creaminess of boursin. 
  • If your glaze hardens, simply microwave it for 10 seconds to soften it up again. 
  • Pastries are best enjoyed the day of. You can make this recipe in advance by assembling and placing the wraps on a baking tray in the fridge without the egg wash. Remove and cook when you are ready! 

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THERE YOU HAVE IT. THE EASIEST RECIPE FOR ANY OCCASION. THESE ASPARAGUS AND CHEESE WRAPS ARE SO TASTY AND SO EASY TO MAKE. BUT SADLY THEY ARE GONE WITHIN SECONDS. SO I RECOMMEND DOUBLING THE AMOUNT TO AVOID HEARING THE WHOLE “AWW WHAT THERE ISN’T ANYMORE?”

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