Monday, March 30, 2009

Easy and Different Appetizers

These are such easy appetizers and will disappear quickly when you set them out. When I made these, I did not use a whole slice of ham for the cups as they were too large, so I cut the slices in half and fit them into the cups. It is a nice alternative to using a pastry cup and they look nice on a serving tray. What I really like most is that you can assemble these the day before in the muffin tin, cover and refrigerate. Bring them out and bake for 15 minutes...serve warm. These are great on a brunch buffet table also.
Mini Florentine Cups
300 g spinach, frozen, chopped, cooked and well drained
1/2 cup cheese, Monterey jack, shredded
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1 tbsp cheese, grated Parmesan
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely minced
24 slices (thin) deli ham

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix together all ingredients, except the deli ham, until well blended.
3. Form a "cup" shape with 1 slice of ham and fit it into miniature muffin pan cup.
Fill with about 1- 1/2 tsp of the spinach mixture. Repeat for other 23 muffin cups.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through - serve warm.


  1. Mmm, those looks awesome! You should join this meme party that is going on at my chihuahua bites blog called Tuesday's at the Table, where everyone shares a recipe each week. You can find her blog on my sidebar. It looks really fun!


  2. This is great Linda! I love that you can prep ahead of time for these yummy looking bites too!

  3. So fancy Linda they look so tasty and sound so easy can't wait to try.

  4. Linda these are such lovely little cups and so nice to use ham instead. Adds such nice color and protein too. I bet everyone in my family would love these! Thanks!

  5. I love this idea, ham cups who would have thought?? Looks fabulous!


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