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!

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

Peach Skewers with Ham & Mozzarella

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!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookout, party, summer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 skewers

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

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

Notes

Prosciutto can be substituted for the ham.

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