Ham, Cream Cheese, and Red Pepper Jelly Canapés

  • Serves

    makes 12


These ultra-simple, elegant snacks are served by home cooks in the American South. We recommend chopping the ham in a food processor.


  • 12 water crackers
  • 4 tbsp. softened cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. finely chopped cooked ham
 (smoked or unsmoked)
  • 2 tbsp. red pepper jelly
  • Finely chopped fresh chives for garnish


Step 1

Spread a water cracker with 1 tsp. softened cream cheese, sprinkle with 1 tsp. ham, and top with 1⁄2 tsp. red pepper jelly. Garnish with a pinch of finely chopped fresh chives. Repeat to make remaining canapés.

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