Charles Walton IV
Prep Time
25 Mins
Makes about 60 skewers

Thread blue cheese wedges, apple slices, cubes of deli ham, and fresh watercress leaves onto wooden skewers for a super fast, super easy appetizer

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut ham into 3/4-inch cubes. Carefully break cheese into 60 small pieces. Cut apple slices into thirds.

Step 2

Thread cheese, apple, watercress leaves, and ham onto skewers. Stand skewers upright, ham ends down, on a serving plate.

Chef's Notes

Assemble up to one hour ahead, cover with damp paper towels, and chill. Serve coarse-grain mustard or chutney alongside the skewers.

Ratings & Reviews

jhoward0145's Review

June 24, 2014

kayjack's Review

November 20, 2011
I thought this was a great favor combo and super simple to make. I would suggest cutting everything into thinner layers and stack - apple first, then watercress, then ham, then cheese - and serve that way. They fall apart too easily on the toothpicks/skewers. I also used arugala because of availability and it turned out great.

Aizlynskye's Review

August 02, 2011
I've made these for two pool parties and a work potluck and everyone loved them at every function! Great food to travel with and delicious summer treat. A few tips: 1. Use a blue cheese WEDGE - NOT crumbles (clearly the reviewer below ran into issues). Use sparingly as blue cheese has a lots of flavor and can overwhelm the other flavors. 2. I was unable to find watercress in my area, so I substituted arugala. This gave a good crunch and a nice creamy/nutty flavor that complimented both the cheese and apple well! 3. Leave off the ham on some skewers to make this vegetarian 4. I also used Smoked Gouda instead of Bleu Cheese on 1/2 of the skewers. This was better for kids and people with picky palates. 5. I used "fancy" toothpicks and skewered them in order of: Apple, Arugala, Cheese, Ham. This kept the cheese from falling off or crumbling all over the place.

BonnieCooks's Review

March 20, 2009
the blue cheese crumbles, make it very difficult to put on the skewer, I had to subsitute with toothpicks. The taste isn't amazing either. Too much trouble with little reward

LaurenVC's Review

December 19, 2008
How would blue cheese actually adhere to a stick? I froze the blue cheese over night and the next morning it still did not work! I ended up using cheddar cubes to substitute. The watercress leaves end up tearing as well. So you basically end up with ham & cheese on a stick, very unappetizing...this should not be classified as an easy appetizer!!!