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Holiday Appetizer Recipe with apples and pancetta

Apples On Horseback

An impressive holiday appetizer recipe thats big on appearance and flavor.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 90kcal


  • 16 thin slices pancetta
  • 1 Pink Lady apple peeled and cut into 16 wedges
  • 3 ounces Manchego cheese sliced 1/4 inch thick and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch sticks. Or cheddar cheese.
  • 16 2-inch rosemary sprigs or toothpicks for skewers


  • Preheat a grill pan. Arrange the pancetta slices on a work surface and place an apple wedge and a cheese stick in the center of each slice. Wrap the pancetta around the filling and secure with a rosemary sprig or toothpick.
  • Grill the skewers until the pancetta is golden and crispy and the cheese is melted, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve hot.


If you can't find pink lady apples, use a large sturdy crisp apple.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg