Orange-Prosciutto Crostini

Sweet and salty, zesty and rich, this perfectly balanced appetizer is simple to make and elegant to serve.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 12

1/3
cup whipped cream cheese spread
12
purchased crostini
1/3
cup orange marmalade
12
slices prosciutto
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1
tablespoon olive oil
Grated peel from 1 orange
Salt and fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 Spread about 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese spread onto 1 side of each crostini. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon marmalade over cheese spread on each but do not cover cheese completely.
  • 2 Lightly roll each prosciutto slice into cone shape; place over marmalade on each.
  • 3 Place crostini on serving plate. Sprinkle with basil, orange peel, salt and pepper; drizzle olive oil over each. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Make sure to use the whipped cream cheese spread. It spreads easily and won’t break the crostini.

Sliced baguette French bread can be used in place of the purchased crostini.

Recipe is perfect for an afternoon brunch or as an appetizer before dinner or for a cocktail party.