Ham and Pickle Swirls Appetizer

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This appetizer recipe is a cute one on a buffet and is a good filler. It is easy to make and requires no cooking so it frees up time and space. Serve it with other things in case your guests do not care for pickles. If they do like pickles they will gobble them up. Enjoy! ChefDLH


  1. Take one slice of ham.
  2. Spread a tablespoon of cream cheese spread completely on each ham slice.
  3. Put one dill pickle spear in the middle.
  4. roll up each ham slice.
  5. chill for an hour or two until cold and/or ready to eat.
  6. slice cross ways into 4 pieces or swirls.
  7. lay slice down so it resembles a circle.
  8. spear with a toothpick.
  9. Repeat for 9 more slices.
  10. Serve slightly chilled.
Most Helpful

Have been making these for years, very tasty! I use a kosher dill spear and cut a bit of the seeded part off before rolling. (not so much juice that way.) We also use slices of pastrami and roast beef as well as the ham. Great simple appy. Everybody scarfs these down! Thanks for posting, ChefDLH.

Scoutie November 28, 2009

I served these at a company pot luck and they were a HUGE hit. They are the perfect blend of the crunchy, tangy pickles, and the smooth cream cheese. I will be making these again!!

PoP tArT April 27, 2009

Wonderful! I have been making these for a long time. I got the recipe from my father-in-law and it is always a hit at family parties. Just to let others know, feel free to try different types of cream cheese. I prefer low fat myself. Enjoy, these are delicious.

ominous_dandelion March 05, 2009