Makes 8 appetizer servings (serving size: 2 bites)
1 Gala apple, unpeeled
1/2 cup lemon-lime soft drink
1 1/2 cups loosely packed arugula
1 (1-oz.) package fresh basil
4 very thin prosciutto or country ham slices
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
How to Make It
Cut apple into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices (about 16). Toss together apple slices and lemon-lime soft drink to prevent browning; drain. Place 1 apple slice on top of 3 arugula leaves and 1 to 2 basil leaves.
Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 strips. Wrap center of each apple bundle with 1 prosciutto strip. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with pepper.
Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed. Cover bites with damp paper towels, and chill 30 minutes.