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Asparagus Appetizer Spread

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Dips and Spreads, Starters and appetizers, Vegetarian
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozFresh asparagus - trimmed
1 1/2 cups 355mlSour cream - (12 oz), divided
1 packet  Cream cheese - softened
1   Unflavored gelatin
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozFinely chopped cooked ham
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped chives
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSeasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlBlack pepper
  Assorted crackers - for accompaniment

Recipe Instructions

Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. Cool. Puree asparagus until smooth. Add 1 cup sour cream and the cream cheese; blend well.

In a saucepan, combine gelatin and reserved liquid; heat slowly until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the asparagus mixture, ham, chives, salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 1-quart round-bottom bowl.

Cover and chill until set, about 6 hours. Unmold onto a plate and spread with reserved sour cream. Garnish with additional chopped ham and cooked asparagus, if desired. Serve with crackers.

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