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Asparagus Appetizer Spread

The first time I made this spread was for a potluck get-together. It got such great comments that I've been making it ever since.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 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-qt. 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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