These Bacon-Crescent Asparagus Spirals are elegant enough for a dinner party and simple enough to make for a weeknight meal. Ready in 15 minutes.
Quick and Easy Bacon-Crescent Asparagus Spirals
I can’t think of any appetizer that has caught my eye as these Bacon-Crescent Asparagus Spirals. They look difficult to make but really aren’t. In fact, you’ll be amaze at how simple this recipe really is but the results are so deliciously elegant.
You can serve these as finger food at parties for an appetizer course or include them as a vegetable side for a regular meal.
Cooking Tip: Be sure to bake the spirals on parchment paper for ease of cleaning and crisp cooking.
Either way, these beauties are best when hot, so prepare a bunch ahead and keep them refrigerated until ready to bake.
Bacon-Crescent Asparagus Spirals are also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Not only is this a great hands-on recipe for young chefs but they’ll also enjoy eating their masterpieces hot out of the oven. Just be sure to allow the spirals to cool a bit before handling. In addition, it’s best if you first show them how to make one and then allow them to try it themselves. It may take a bit of practice, but you’ll find that even the youngest chef will pick up the task in no time at all. And, don’t forget to remind them about washing their hands after handling raw bacon. Think safety first.
Another tip, I’ve found helpful is to check to make sure that the asparagus doesn’t have a tough lower stalk. If it does, cut it off. There’s nothing worse than a chewy asparagus.
Finally, don’t cheat on the bacon. Buy yourself a good market-style bacon and use it for this recipe. The smoky overtones pair well with the freshness of the asparagus and the rich crust of the crescent spiral. Definitely a match made in culinary heaven.
Bacon-Crescent Asparagus Spirals
- 8 crescent rolls
- 1 pound asparagus 16 count
- 8 bacon strips
- 1 egg beaten
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- If the asparagus have tough bottoms, trim these off prior to wrapping.
- Open the crescent roll package and lay out the crescent rolls on a cutting board.
- Separate the triangles and slice each equally down the middle, top to bottom.
- On another cutting board, slice the bacon length-wise dividing in half.
- Begin at the top of each asparagus tip and as you spin the asparagus, twist the bacon around it in a spiral down toward the base.
- Follow this with the crescent roll. You’ll want to start with the thin end at the top of the asparagus and wind it as you did the bacon.
- Do this for all of the other asparagus.
- Then, place your finished asparagus spirals on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Crack an egg and beat it gently with a fork.
- Next, use a pastry brush to brush the egg on the surface of all the bacon-crescent asparagus spirals.
- Place in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the crescents have turned golden brown. (If in doubt, follow the crescent package instructions.)
- Once baked, remove from oven and serve hot.
- You can serve these as appetizers or as a vegetable side dish for a meal.