Asparagus, brie and puff pastry. What could go wrong? Absolutely nothing! Especially when it’s drizzled with Basic Bee’s Smoked Honey. This simple dish is just the thing for your Easter celebration – or any celebration. Bake up a pan and watch them disappear!
|For the pastry bundles:
|1 package refrigerated puff pastry
|1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
|8 oz brie, sliced
|Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil
|French Herb Salt
|For the Honey Drizzle:
|1/4 cup Smoked Honey
|2 Tbl unsalted butter
|1/4 tsp sea salt
|Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
|Place the asparagus in a large, microwave-safe bowl or dish and add 1/4 cup water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave for 3 minutes. This process helps to pre-steam the asparagus prior to the baking process. Remove from the dish and pat dry. Toss with a drizzle of Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil and French Herb Salt.
|Roll the pastry sheets out on a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten a bit into a large 10X11 rectangle. Cut into 6 rectangles.
|Place a slice of brie on each square. Add a handful of asparagus. Take 2 corners of the pastry and wrap up and over the asparagus to enclose, pinching firmly. Repeat with remaining pastry and asparagus.
|Brush each pastry with egg wash. Transfer to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
|While the pastries are baking, create the honey glaze. Add the Hot Honey, butter and salt to a saucepan. Simmer to melt the butter and thicken slightly.
|Drizzle the butter-honey mixture over the pastries or offer on the side in a bowl with a spoon.