If you’re on the search for recipes for goat cheese appetizers for your movie awards watching party, I have an amazing one for you. Try this Amazing Prosciutto Cups Appetizer with Goat Cheese Mousse!
This fun party appetizer recipe is courtesy of Prosciutto di Parma. Goat cheese appetizer recipes are popular with my readers, so I decided to republish this one from a few years back to share it with more of you.
What I love about this goat cheese appetizer recipe is that instead of using phyllo dough or puff pastry, this recipe uses the prosciutto to form the cups in which to serve the goat cheese mousse. It’s a cool and unique idea that's not only fun, but totally gluten free!
This Mama’s tips for making Amazing Prosciutto Cups Appetizer with Goat Cheese Mousse
Cut a few of the fat calories in this goat cheese appetizer recipe by using a low fat goat cheese and no fat milk.
You could also experiment with other herbs that would go well with prosciutto, like basil or thyme and use those instead of the chives. Adding a dollop of fig jam, quince jelly, or a little honey on top would add a lovely bit of sweetness, too!
If you’re concerned about the prosciutto cups appetizer sticking to your mini muffin pan, use a Silicone Mini Muffin Pan so you can pop the cups right out after baking. Or you could bake the prosciutto cups appetizer in mini muffin cupcake liners. I would be worried that paper liners would stick to the prosciutto. (Test this.) Instead, you may want to use silicon mini muffin cupcake liners. (Serving them in the silicon cups could be a fun idea, too!)
If you don’t have a piping bag, make your own by filling a Ziploc sandwich bag with the cheese mixture. Seal the bag and then cut off one corner. Then squeeze the goat cheese out of the open corner. Easy!
Drink pairing ideas for Amazing Prosciutto Cups Appetizer with Goat Cheese Mousse
According to Fiona Beckett at Matching Food & Wine, Sauvignon Blanc and any wine that’s “young, fresh…and lightly chilled” goes with goat cheese recipes and appetizers. If you’re a wine lover, then check out my Sauvignon Blanc Paloma Blanca wine cocktail recipes. One’s a Sauvignon Blanc Paloma Blanca Slushie Cocktail that uses frozen ruby red grapefruit. The other’s a Skinny Sauvignon Blanc Paloma Blanca Cocktail made with grapefruit juice and seltzer. Both are delicious – and somewhat guilt free!
If you’re more of a vodka drinker, try a Pink Greyhound Cocktail. So pretty!
Have fun watching the celebrities on the red carpet. Cheers!
Prosciutto Cups Appetizer with Goat Cheese Mousse
- 6 slices Prosciutto di Parma
- 3.5 ounces plain goat cheese at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Cut Prosciutto di Parma slices in half crosswise. Press a half slice of prosciutto into each cup of a mini-muffin pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a small bowl, combine goat cheese with milk and chopped chives until creamy.
- Remove Prosciutto di Parma cups from the oven and let cool.
- Pipe or spoon the goat cheese mousse into cooled Parma cups, filling each with about a tablespoon of mousse.
- Serving size: 1 cup
Originally posted on December 4, 2012.
Recipe and photo supplied by Parma and used with permission.