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Yummy Appetizer Spirals

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Note: Can be served on a warming plate, and can be prepared the day before. Serve warm or cool.

Ingredients

1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
8 cooked 5 inch asparagus spears
1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive-onion cream cheese
4 thin, 4 x 5-inch slices deli ham
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

Separate crescent dough into four rectangles; seal perforations. Spread cream cheese over each rectangle to within 1/4 inch of edges. Top each with ham slice, leaving 1/4-inch uncovered on one long side. Place two asparagus spears along the long side with the ham; roll up and press seam to seal. Chill. (This can be done day before.) Slice each chilled roll into seven pieces. Place cut side down 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet. Combine butter and garlic powder; brush over spirals. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 28 appetizers.

Carol Johnson
New Windsor



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