There is just something about a peach that says summertime!  Sweet and juicy, warm from the tree, it just doesn’t get much better than a fresh peach when the temps go up here in the South.  And these pretty little Peach Skewers with ham, mozzarella, basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze are one of the easiest and most refreshing ways to serve peaches this summer.  A perfect peachy bite that’s full of unexpected flavor, they’ll be gobbled up as quickly as you put them out!

A tray of peach skewers with ham, mozarella, basin & a balsamic reduction.

Peach Skewers scripture.

What You Need to Make Peach Skewers

  • 2-3 fresh peaches
  • thinly sliced ham
  • mozarella balls (ciliegini, or cherry sized)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • small skewers
  • balsamic vinegar
  • sugar
  • black pepper

A summer appetizer treat of peaches, ham, mozzarella and basil

These little peachy numbers are so easy to make but look oh-so-fancy, which, if you’ve been around here long, you’ll know is my absolute favorite!  A tray full of these just begs to be eaten.  And everyone feels oh-so-special doing it!

The mild flavor of the mozzarella, the crisp of the basil, and salty smokiness of the ham all play off of that summer sweet peach like a cicada symphony.

A party tray of peach skewer with mozarella, ham, basil and balsamic appetizers.

These peach skewers offer the perfect opportunity for some easy hospitality this summer or maybe just a quiet night on the patio.  Whatever the occasion, whip up a little special and enjoy!

Peach Skewers with Ham & Mozzarella
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Light & refreshing, these easy summer appetizers with peaches, ham, fresh mozzarella, basil and a little balsamic glaze are going to change the way you think about summer snacking!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookout, party, summer
Servings: 24 skewers
Author: Stacey | Southern Discourse
Ingredients
  • 2-3 fresh peaches
  • 8-10 slices very thinly sliced ham
  • 8 oz. fresh mozarella balls, ciliegine (cherry-sized)
  • 24 fresh basil leaves
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 C balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 24 cocktail skewers
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, heat balsamic vinegar and sugar until it comes to a low boil.  Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  The mixture should reduce by about half and become slightly thicker.  Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. While the balsamic glaze is reducing, slice peaches into thin slices (do not peel)  and set aside.  Cut ham slices into long strips about 1 inch wide.  Set aside.

  3. To assemble, gently skewer one peach slice through the bottom, or peel side.  Follow with a basil leaf, a folded ham strip, and finish with mozzarella.  Lightly sprinkle with black pepper.

  4. Drizzle with cooled balsamic glaze.  Serve room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Notes

Prosciutto can be substituted for the ham.

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