Country Ham N’ Peach Bites
About the recipe
These country ham n’ peach bites transform five simple ingredients into something sublime. Bright, fresh and mildy addictive, they take advantage of the bounty of peaches and basil overflowing at the farmer’s markets this time of year.
The salty, buttery nature of country ham is a delicious foil to the fragrant peach and basil. Infusing the honey with red pepper flakes adds zing and rounds out the flavors. These one bite wonders are great with cocktails and will rev up your appetite for the main course.
Serves: 6 to 8
Hands On Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
1/4 cup orange blossom or other mild honey
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 ripe peaches
4 ounces shaved country ham or prosciutto
Fresh basil, for garnish
In a small microwave bowl, combine the honey and pepper flakes. Microwave on high heat until the honey is hot and very loose, 20 to 30 seconds. Stir to combine.
Peel the peaches, slice them in half and remove the pit. Cut each of the peach halves into four wedges. Wrap the peaches with the country ham and arrange on a serving tray.
Drizzle the peaches with the spiced honey. If using small basil leaves, garnish the peaches with individual leaves. If your basil is larger, slice the leaves into thin ribbons and sprinkle over the peaches. Serve.