Final Notes for the Ham Cream Cheese Appetizers Recipe
➡️ Cold appetizers are very popular in 2023 and are served both before the main meal and as simple and quick snacks between meals. In addition, they are the most appreciated party food by guests of all ages. There are many types of cold appetizers and a good part of them contain cream cheese as the main ingredient.
➡️ Cream cheese contains, in addition to fresh sweet cheese (most often, cow cheese) various other ingredients. On this page, I share the recipe that I use to make ham cream cheese.
➡️ Ham and, in particular, smoked ham is an ingredient less used for the preparation of cream cheese spread. However, I warmly recommend it because it is very tasty and, in addition, very nutritious. I use it to make sandwiches for breakfast, but also to prepare various cold appetizers for parties such as cold stuffed peppers or cold stuffed tomatoes.
➡️ Ham cream cheese appetizers are really easy to make and don’t pose any difficulty to even less experienced people. Actually, making ham cream cheese appetizers is a breeze for anyone and will take you a very short time. Despite their simplicity, ham cream cheese appetizers are extremely delicious and good-looking and, therefore, will attract all the eyes of your guests at the party or at the festive table.
➡️ There are not many secrets to share regarding homemade ham cream cheese appetizers, given that they are very simple and contain few ingredients or preparation steps. As such, I will emphasize only three things to have maximum success with your cold appetizer recipe preparation. The first is to use very fresh and high-quality sweet cottage cheese. Cottage cheese from a cow farm nearby is the most suitable, but you can also use another type of fresh cheese, even bought from the store, if it’s fresh and does not contain much whey.
➡️ As for the ham, you can use any type of ham as long as it is not too raw and does not contain fat. Most often, I use smoked pork pastrami, Prosciutto, or Prague ham also called pressed ham. Finally, I recommend that you do not store the ham cream cheese appetizers too much before serving, even if you keep them in the fridge, because the onion and parsley in the composition can produce fermentation in combination with fresh cheese and sour cream. At most, you can prepare these fabulous cold appetizers in the evening and serve them at the party or dinner the next day.
➡️ In addition, you can make various types of ham cream cheese appetizers. The most common are cold stuffed peppers (just like in the video) or cold stuffed tomatoes, but you can also make roll-ups appetizers, appetizer baskets, canapés, and much more.
➡️ Enjoy making ham cream cheese appetizers from scratch! For additional info, read more about cheese spread types here!