Apples On Horseback

Apples On Horseback Recipe
Photo: Christina Holmes
These simple, delicious hors d'oeuvres are just apples with cheese and pancetta.


16 pieces
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes


16 slices (thin) pancetta
1 Pink Lady apple, peeled and cut into 16 wedges
3 ounces Manchego cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch sticks
16 sprigs (2-inch) rosemary or toothpicks, for skewers


Preheat a grill pan. Arrange the pancetta slices on a work surface and place an apple wedge and a cheese stick in the center of each slice. Wrap the pancetta around the filling and secure with a rosemary sprig or toothpick.

Grill the skewers until the pancetta is golden and crispy and the cheese is melted, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve hot.