Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham

Bite sized perfection

Bite sized perfection

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.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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3 Responses to Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham

  1. cecilia says:

    Pepper Jam and Ham.. sounds like something Dr Seuss would write!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    I have to give firm polenta a try again one day. Right now, all I can come up with is the smooth, soft and creamy kind.

  3. nrhatch says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you both! I’m sure you’ll cook up something delicious.

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