Prosciutto Wrapped Apples with Manchego Cheese are perfect for fall and holiday entertaining. Made with only four ingredients and can be ready to eat in 15 minutes or less!
Half of October already flew by and while I’m still trying to figure that one out, I’m even more amazed that Thanksgiving and the holiday season are nearly here. I’m not one to jump the gun on holidays, but I do start to think about Thanksgiving a little earlier because it seems to creep up on me every year.
Since there’s so much planning and cooking involved I like to try and have my game plan together a couple weeks in advance. Mostly because I end up changing my mind at least three times about what I’m going to make. One thing I’m planning to serve are these Prosciutto Wrapped Apples with Manchego Cheese.
There always seems to be at least an hour or two before the big meal when you’re starving, but know you shouldn’t eat because you have to save room for the epic feast. The problem is, if you’re like me, you haven’t eaten much all day because you’re saving room for the 2,000 calories you’ll be consuming later.
To remedy the problem I like to have a couple simple appetizers on hand for people to snack on. This year Prosciutto Wrapped Apples with Manchego Cheese will be on the table. They’re quick and easy to make and you only need four ingredients to make them.
A crisp apple such as a honeycrisp is best for these little bites. It hold up well and doesn’t get soft and mushy when you warm them on the stove and has a great sweetness that pairs well with the salty prosciutto and manchego cheese.
Manchego cheese is my favorite cheese. It’s a Spanish sheep’s milk cheese that has a slightly sweet, nutty, buttery flavor that most people can get behind. It’s a firmer cheese like Parmesan so it holds up well in the warming process of the appetizer and shouldn’t melt all over the place.
These bites can easily be made and ready to eat in about 15 minutes. They’re the perfect combination of salty and sweet and one you and your guests won’t be able to leave alone. Add them to your fall and holiday entertaining menu, you won’t be disappointed!
More Easy Appetizers
- 1 honeycrisp apple, cored and cut into 16 slices
- 8 slices of prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
- 3 ounces manchego cheese, sliced about 1/4 inch thick and 2 inches long
- Honey for drizzling
- Take a slice of apple and cheese and wrap a half slice of prosciutto around it. Repeat.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place the wrapped apples in the skillet cut side down and cook until the prosciutto is golden and crispy and the cheese is slightly melted, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve them warm drizzling with honey just before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 405mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g