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These were a tasty appetizer that Eric and I both enjoyed. What’s not to love about puff pastry and cream cheese? The lemon and asparagus also pair nicely together. When I make them again, I will cut them a bit smaller since they were a little difficult to eat. Also, the original recipe used fresh herbs, but I did not have any on hand so used dried instead.

Ingredients
8 oz cream cheese, softened (I used neufchatal)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
2 sheets frozen puff pastry (1 box), thawed
1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed and then cut to just shorter than the length of puff pastry
olive oil

Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix together the cheeses, lemon and herbs.

Unfold the pastry, which typically comes folded in thirds and fold in half. Cut into four rectangles. (I used puff pastry from Trader Joe’s, which is not folded and cut it into quarters.)

Evenly distribute the cheese mixture onto each piece of puff pastry and spread to almost the edge. Press in aspargus spears to your liking, alternating directions. Drizzle each piece with a little olive oil.

Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Cut each piece into thirds and serve.

Slightly adapted from: The Cutting Edge of Ordinary