This is a simple appetizer or first course that can be made ahead and brought back to heat when ready to serve.
Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham
- 1 batch polenta
- roughly 1/2 cup thinly sliced ham
- roughly 1/2 cup grated cheddar
- roughly 1/4 cup pepper jam
Prepare polenta according to directions here, but spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment to cool and harden. Once cooled cut polenta into small squares or triangles. Top each with about a half teaspoon of pepper jam, then cut a piece of ham to fit and top with a pinch or two of grated cheese. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Can be made the day or morning before. Heat in an oven set to 375 until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.