Ham & Cheese Bites Recipe
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Ham & Cheese Bites Recipe

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I can double the recipe for these easy-to-prepare appetizers and still come home with empty platters. Apple butter and Dijon mustard lend a sweet and savory taste to every bite.—Carre Czemierys, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 loaf (14 ounces) ciabatta bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 pound white cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound yellow cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 9 slices deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 100 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 high-fat meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Cut bread into 1-in. cubes; place cut side up on a baking sheet. Brush tops with oil. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until toasted.
  2. Combine apple butter and mustard; spread over toast. Layer with cheeses and ham. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chives. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Ham & Cheese Bites in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p34

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