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Ingredients

16 fresh asparagus spears
16 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons dried chives
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Place asparagus in a skillet with a small amount of water. Cook until crisp-tender, (about 6 to 8 minutes). Drain and set aside. Flatten bread with a rolling pin. Combine the cream cheese, bacon and chives. Spread 1 tablespoon on each slice of bread. Top with asparagus spear. Roll up tightly. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cut roll-ups in half. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Yields 32 appetizers.

Marlene Coppens
Hampton



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