Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a cute finger food for a party. I buy the proscuitto that's prepackaged in the fancy cheese section of the supermarket. From there I just trim each of the thin slices to fit in the mini muffin tin. Don't be tempted to add salt to the ricotta mixture; the proscuitto is salty enough to carry over. Enjoy!
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1⁄2 lb prosciutto, thinly sliced
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium bowl, mix the garlic, spinach, and ricotta until well blended. Set aside.
- Place strips of prociutto into a mini muffin tin so that they line the bottom but there is also some meat hanging out over the sides to look like a flower.
- Fill each cup with about 1 1/2 TBS of cheese mixture or enough so the cup is full and rounded on the top. The filling should look like the center of the flower.
- Bake 10-15 minutes, until the prosciutto is browned and stiff to the touch. The cups should be able to retain their shape after they are removed from the tin. Serve warm, not hot.
These were easy to make, looked beautiful on a platter, and tasted great! I think they need just a tad bit of shredded parmesan cheese sprinkled on the top when they come out of the oven or grated parm added to the ricotto mixture! Nice appetizer!
These were really easy to make! I also bought the prepacked prosciutto from our local deli. The adults all raved about how good they were, but it wasnt a hit with the kiddos. I think that was probably because of the spinach! LOL We definitely will be adding these to our party-time appetizer list! Made for ZWT4.
Wow! Excellent ! How easy are these?! I made mine in the mini muffin tins and the one and only problem I had was the some of them stuck fast and I had a real problem to get them out. Next time a quick spray of Pam to make that less of a hassle. Taste !!! excellent taste indeed and these dissapeared like lightening, so there's no doubting their popularity. I topped mine with a little parmeganio cheese once they were ready to be served and these hit the spot very well indeed. I will be making these again with pleasure. Made for Zaar World Tour 2008. Thanks!