Brooklyn Maple, from Kentucky Legend, joined us today for our weekly What's Cookin'? segment.  This week's recipe is a Halloween Inspired and perfect for a fun kid-themed lunch or a scary Halloween Party.

Kentucky Legend

Ham Eyeball Canapés

 Fun to prepare and fun to eat, this spooky appetizer is perfect for Halloween cocktail parties.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 24


8 slices Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham

1/3 cup red pepper jelly

12 slices white sandwich bread

1/2 cup plain brick-style cream cheese

12 pimiento-stuffed green olives, halved


 Using 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutters, cut out 24 rounds from sliced ham; set aside. Spoon red pepper jelly into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip or into a resealable plastic bag with the bottom corner snipped; set aside.

  1. Using 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 24 rounds from bread slices. Spread cream cheese evenly over rounds to edges. Layer ham over bread rounds; top each round with olive half to resemble an eyeball. Pipe red pepper jelly over canapé to resemble a bloodshot eye.


Tip: Add some red food coloring to the red pepper jelly to accentuate the red color if desired.

 Nutrition Facts

Per 1 canapé

Calories 70

Fat 3g

Saturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 10mg

Sodium 270mg

Carbohydrate 10g

Fiber 1g

Sugars 3g

Protein 4g


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