Canadian Bacon Skewer Bites

SERVINGS

10

PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

10 min

GLUTEN FREE

NO


Canadian Bacon Slices 6oz

This recipe is made with Jones Canadian Bacon.


Skewers are a quick and easy appetizer and sure to be a hit at every party. This recipe has options for a sweet version and a savory one. Why not try both?


 Enjoy these main ingredient substitutions:

Ham Slices

ingredients
3 (6 oz) packages Jones Canadian Bacon

For the Savory Skewer Bites:

5 small fresh mozzarella balls
5 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
     

For the Sweet Skewer Bites:

5 cantaloupe balls
5 cherries
5 honeydew melon balls
1 cup no-fat ricotta cheese
DIRECTIONS

​For the Savory Skewer Bites:

Toss tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with olive oil and fresh herbs, set aside.

In medium sized mixing bowl add ricotta cheese, cream cheese, red bell pepper, green onion, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using a hand held mixer, mix on medium speed until smooth. If the mixture is too thick to pipe, thin out with a little heavy cream or half and half until desired consistency is met. Place spread into a plastic bag or piping bag and cut tip off with a sharp kitchen shears.

Cut a wedge out of each slice of Canadian ​Bacon (roughly 1/6th of the Canadian bacon slice). Take one slice of Canadian ​Bacon (with wedge cut out) and roll into a cone shape, overlapping the edges so there is no gap in the cone and no hole on the bottom. Pipe cheese spread into Canadian Bacon cone, filling almost to the top. Place a marinated tomato on top of the cheese and press down slightly.

Take skewer and run horizontally through middle of the cone so that it stays closed. Repeat using fresh mozzarella instead of tomato. Repeat a third time, using a tomato. Each skewer should have 3 cones, 2 with tomatoes on the outside and one with mozzarella on the inside. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Repeat for remaining skewers. Makes 8 skewers.

​For the Sweet Skewer Bites:

Place ricotta cheese into plastic bag or piping bag and cut tip off with sharp kitchen shears.

Cut a wedge out of each slice of Canadian ​Bacon (roughly 1/6th of the Canadian ​Bacon slice). Take one slice of Canadian ​Bacon (with wedge cut out) and roll into a cone shape, overlapping the edges so there is no gap in the cone and no hole on the bottom. Pipe ricotta cheese into Canadian ​Bacon cone, filling almost to the top. Place a cantaloupe ball on top of the cheese and press down slightly.

Take skewer and run horizontally through middle of the cone so that it stays closed. Repeat using a cherry. Repeat a third time, using a honeydew melon ball. Each skewer should have 3 cones on it, one with each of the fruits.

Ingredients

Directions

3 (6 oz) packages Jones Canadian Bacon

For the Savory Skewer Bites:

5 small fresh mozzarella balls
5 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
     

For the Sweet Skewer Bites:

5 cantaloupe balls
5 cherries
5 honeydew melon balls
1 cup no-fat ricotta cheese

​For the Savory Skewer Bites:

Toss tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with olive oil and fresh herbs, set aside.

In medium sized mixing bowl add ricotta cheese, cream cheese, red bell pepper, green onion, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using a hand held mixer, mix on medium speed until smooth. If the mixture is too thick to pipe, thin out with a little heavy cream or half and half until desired consistency is met. Place spread into a plastic bag or piping bag and cut tip off with a sharp kitchen shears.

Cut a wedge out of each slice of Canadian ​Bacon (roughly 1/6th of the Canadian bacon slice). Take one slice of Canadian ​Bacon (with wedge cut out) and roll into a cone shape, overlapping the edges so there is no gap in the cone and no hole on the bottom. Pipe cheese spread into Canadian Bacon cone, filling almost to the top. Place a marinated tomato on top of the cheese and press down slightly.

Take skewer and run horizontally through middle of the cone so that it stays closed. Repeat using fresh mozzarella instead of tomato. Repeat a third time, using a tomato. Each skewer should have 3 cones, 2 with tomatoes on the outside and one with mozzarella on the inside. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Repeat for remaining skewers. Makes 8 skewers.

​For the Sweet Skewer Bites:

Place ricotta cheese into plastic bag or piping bag and cut tip off with sharp kitchen shears.

Cut a wedge out of each slice of Canadian ​Bacon (roughly 1/6th of the Canadian ​Bacon slice). Take one slice of Canadian ​Bacon (with wedge cut out) and roll into a cone shape, overlapping the edges so there is no gap in the cone and no hole on the bottom. Pipe ricotta cheese into Canadian ​Bacon cone, filling almost to the top. Place a cantaloupe ball on top of the cheese and press down slightly.

Take skewer and run horizontally through middle of the cone so that it stays closed. Repeat using a cherry. Repeat a third time, using a honeydew melon ball. Each skewer should have 3 cones on it, one with each of the fruits.