Photo: Karry Hosford
4 servings

"When asparagus is in season, it's gorgeous, fresh, and cheap. I came up with this recipe in a moment of creativity; I had a lot of asparagus on hand and wanted to give it a different twist." -CL Reader

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400º.

Step 2

Place asparagus spears on a foil-lined jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Combine apricot preserves, soy sauce, garlic, and salt; pour preserves mixture over asparagus. Toss well to coat. Bake at 400º for 10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

gettinginshape's Review

June 11, 2009
Have had better asparagus recipes. This one was not one of the better ones. Would not make again. Served with fish.

holly702's Review

January 26, 2010
I've been using this recipe for years and it's so good. Usually I'll swap the apricot jam with sugar-free raspberry jam that seems to give it a bit more flavor.

susu911's Review

August 27, 2009
Easy and delicious way to fix asparagus! I will definitely make it again. I made it just as the recipe said. I used very thin asparagus and 10 minutes was just right. I served it with chicken and dumplings and a salad.

user's Review

November 29, 2009
Asparagus is not my husband's favorite veggie, but he loved this recipe. Followed the directions exactly and they came out sweet, crunchy and delicious.

Nichelleley's Review

October 19, 2011
I really love this recipe and make it all the time. Flavors go very nicely together!

JeffAxelrod's Review

April 17, 2011
I too have been using this recipe for years. It's a favorite, it's simple, and delicious.

Zabella's Review

August 31, 2012
This is one of my favorite asparagus recipes, and I make it often. Served most recently with grilled curried shrimp, roasted tomatoes and couscous. Sooo good.

moonbelly's Review

February 24, 2010
Prepared as directed. A little sweet for my taste. The combination of soy and preserves was just overly sweet. But, it's a matter of personal preference. I roasted at 400 degrees on top rack for 10 minutes exactly and the spears were perfect. Great way to prepare asparagus, but not my favorite recipe. Will try something else next time.