Oh look at these cute little bites!
I made these to ease the Boyfriend's growling stomach while I prepared some 3-4 hour dinner. If I had any friends here in CO I would prepare them as an appetizer, they'd be perfect to have out for parties.
The herbed cream cheese gives these bites a savory note, the prosciutto adds a nice flavor from the fat and salt, and the cherry jam gives it a touch of sweetness to round it out.
And they were so easy to prepare, the most time going into assembling them in a pretty fashion.
I'll be honest, most of them I just smushed together. Hey it was just me and the Boyfriend, you know?! What do you want from me?
Little Party Bites
1 8 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
1 tbsp minced fresh mint
1 tsp lemon juice
4 oz thin-sliced prosciutto, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch ribbons
1 box wheat thins (or Gluten Free crackers)
Use a mixer to whip the cream cheese with the rosemary, mint, and lemon juice (or alternatively, mix well by hand)
To assemble, spread a bit of cherry preserves on the wheat thin. Twirl the prosciutto ribbon loosely and place in a half circle on the cracker. Place a dollop of herbed cream cheese in remaining empty space behind prosciutto. Garnish with more rosemary, mint, or a spring of parsley.