The Holiday season is officially upon us. The three wonderful months at the end of the year when we get gather and celebrate with family and friends for a number of festivities and holidays! This appetizer if perfect to bring to any holiday party, and is a great light alternative to all those other rich and delicious party appetizers we are all sure to indulge in!
I know you’ve probably heard of the classic Italian antipasto dish prosciutto e melone, which is of course melon, usually cantaloupe, wrapped in salty prosciutto. The flavor combination of the sweet melon and salty prosciutto is a perfect match. These prosciutto apple bites are inspired by that classic dish.
Simple, healthy, light and delicious. Not to mention super festive and easy to make ahead of time for a party. All you’ll need is an apple, lemon, crumbled gorgonzola, arugula, and sliced prosciutto.
Step one: slice your apple(s) into 20 thin wedges.
I cut the apple in half
Then in quarters
Then each piece into 5 slices. Toss your green apples in the juice of half the lemon and set aside.
Next slice your prosciutto in half, so you have 20 slices total.
Then set up your assembly line.
Start with a piece of prosciutto.
Add the arugula.
Add 1 tsp. of gorgonzola crumbles.
Then your apple.
And wrap up into a bundle of pure deliciousness.
And your done!
Line them up on a serving platter, garnish with any extra fruit you might have, pour a glass of wine, and serve!
- 1 green apple
- 10 slices prosciutto
- 1 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1 1/2 cups arugula
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Slice your apple in half, remove the core, and slice into approximately 20 thin slices, depending on the size of your apple. Toss apples in the juice of half a lemon to prevent them from browning.
- Slice prosciutto in half length wise, so that you have 20 long slices. Starting with the prosciutto as the base, layer a few pieces of arugula, 1 tsp. gorgonzola crumbles, and an apple slice. Fold the prosciutto over the apple and roll up.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
- Green Apple is a great flavor combo but I've also used Fuji and Honey Crisp varieties, and they are delicious as well. Enjoy!