Filed Under: Appetizer, grillbbq, Under 20 Mins, Vegetables

Maple-Glazed Asparagus Bundles

Asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, a combination that will win over your guests of all ages.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus, about 24 to 32 spears, trimmed
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into long, thin strips
  • 8 slices trimmed, thinly sliced black forest ham or prosciutto, about 4 oz
  • 1/3 Cups maple flavour sauce
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked mixed peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon each lemon juice and melted butter
  1. Blanch asparagus in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Rinse under cold running water until cool. Drain well and pat dry.

  2. Divide the asparagus into 8 bundles. Add a few strips of red pepper to each bundle. Wrap the ham tightly around the base of the asparagus. Secure each bundle firmly together with a toothpick.

  3. Stir the sauce with the lemon zest, juice and butter. Brush half of the sauce over the bundles. Sprinkle the prosciutto evenly with cracked pepper.

  4. Grill the bundles for 2 minutes on a grill pan. Turn and brush with remaining sauce. Grill for 2 minutes, turning as needed, until vegetables are marked and prosciutto is crisp. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Maple-Glazed Asparagus Bundles