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Parmesan Ham Appetizers Recipe

"I first tried this simple snack bread at an office Christmas party," recalls Marge Fisher of Arlington, Virginia. "The recipe can be increased or decreased depending on the size of your guest list. It's wonderful when made with prosciutto (thinly sliced Italian ham)," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (8 ounces) whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 pound deli ham, finely chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 unsliced loaf (1 pound) Italian bread

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, ham and garlic powder until blended.
  • 2. Cut bread in half lengthwise; spread with the cream cheese mixture. Cut into 1-1/2-in. slices. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 412 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,091 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.