This is the perfect recipe if you need to pull together an easy appetizer in a pinch for the holidays!
The holidays are fast approaching, and we took to the Test Kitchen to create this easy and incredibly delicious Easy Apple, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Bites appetizer to serve or bring to your next gathering. These tasty bites are the perfect finger food, and the taste is perfection! You can’t go wrong with the combination of salty prosciutto, sweet apple, buttery rolls, and creamy goat cheese.
WOT we love about this recipe: It can be prepped ahead the same day you’re serving or stay frozen until you’re ready to heat and eat!
Easy Apple, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Bites
- 24 cup muffin tin
- 8 oz tube of crescent rolls
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 1 honeycrisp apple, cored and sliced into very thin slices
- 5 oz package of prosciutto
- Honey, for drizzling before serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a large piece of parchment paper, roll out the tube of crescent rolls and push the dough together to make one large rectangle, approximately 14" wide and 10" long. Use a rolling pin to smooth the dough.
- Slice 6 strips on the long side and four strips on the short, slicing the rectangle into 24 equal size squares or as close to equal as possible.
- Loosely place one square into each of the 24 muffin cup tins. The dough can cover only part of the muffin cup, just the bottom and up the side a bit.
- In each muffin tin, add a small amount of goat cheese on top of the dough until all the goat cheese is used. If you cut the 4 oz goat cheese log in half lengthwise, you will have 2 half logs. Slice each half log into 12 equal pieces, and you will have 24 pieces of goat cheese for the muffin cups.
- Take the thinly sliced apples and arrange 2 or 3 pieces into each muffin tin, apples can be higher than the muffin tin. Cutting the apple slices as needed to fit.
- Divide out the prosciutto package into 24 pieces. Depending on the package's number of slices, you may have to cut each slice into 4 or 5 pieces. Roll the prosciutto pieces any way you like, and fill each muffin tin with a piece of prosciutto.
- If baking immediately: Place the muffin tin into the preheated 350-degree oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
- If prepping in the morning to bake later in the day: The muffin tin can be loosely covered and refrigerated at this point until you're ready to bake.
- If making ahead to freeze: At this point the bites and be cooled completely, removed from the muffin tin and placed gently into a freezable container. When reheating these at a later date, preheat oven to 350 degrees and place each bite on a baking sheet. Heat for 10 minutes or until bites are heated through.
- Plate the bites on serving dish and drizzle with honey.
- Serve immediately.
All photos by Lorianne DeVita