These Peach Prosciutto Caprese Skewers are the best summer appetizer when those peaches are in peak season! The sweet peaches and fresh garden basil pair with salty prosciutto, mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic glaze making these tasty bites perfect for a party on the patio! An easy no-cook appetizer, ready in just 15 minutes!
A twist on the classic tomato, mozzarella, basil combination, here in Minnesota, we wait all summer for the Colorado Peaches! Everyone buys them by the case and just eats peaches for a straight 3 weeks!
It's one of the best treats of the summer, and these peach caprese skewers are the perfect hand-held appetizer. Add them to a barbecue menu, a baby shower, or girls night with a bottle of wine! Try summer peaches on this Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad with Chicken too!
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Peach - Fresh peaches are really the star of this appetizer, so wait until the best summer peaches come to your area. For us, it's the Colorado Peaches, and there is no better summer ingredient! Let one sit on your counter until it is perfectly soft and ripe.
- Fresh Mozzarella Pearls - I used the tiny mozzarella pearls and used 2 per skewer. You could also buy a ball of mozzarella and cut it into pieces. One ball of pearls is more than you'll need for this recipe, try adding the rest to Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad or on Homemade Pizza! This is a gluten-free appetizer that could also be dairy-free by omitting the cheese.
- Prosciutto - You can really buy this Italian cured meat in any grocery store now, but I've found the best quality and least expensive is to get it from the deli counter. Ask them to slice it very thin and not put paper between each slice. It's expensive per pound, but you really don't need very much and you don't need to be paying for paper! Each slice of prosciutto can be cut and folded into 3 skewers. Buy extra and make this easy Ciabatta Italian Sub with Giardiniera.
- Fresh Basil - Whether you have a big garden or you can just keep one windowsill pot, fresh basil screams summer! Those delicious leaves have a sweet taste, pairing perfectly with the juicy peaches and salty prosciutto. Folded up arugula leaves would give you a different variation, but basil is really the best!
- Balsamic Glaze - A bottle of balsamic glaze is really an amazing product. It's just balsamic vinegar that has been reduced to be a bit thicker. It beautifully coats this peach and prosciutto appetizer and brings everything together! If you don't have balsamic glaze, a drizzle of good quality honey or a drizzle of regular balsamic vinegar, or both, would also be delicious! You can also make your own glaze by simmering ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar with 1 Tablespoon of honey on low for about 5 minutes to reduce it.
- Wooden Skewers - Use any small wooden skewers or even toothpicks. This peach prosciutto appetizer can be made in any amount for a small or larger group.
See recipe card for quantities.
This easy no-cook appetizer could be made a variety of ways! Summer peaches are amazing, but other fruits will work here as well! Try subbing the peaches for cantelope, plums or fresh apricots if you can find them. Really any stone fruit pairs nicely with cheese and balsamic!
You could even do slices of pear, but you would want to make them just before serving so they don't brown.
And of course, prosciutto skewer appetizers can be made with the classic caprese star, tomatoes. Fresh summer cherry or any small tomato would be delicious with prosciutto, basil, mozzarella and balsamic! A kalamata olive or artichoke could be added as another option.
These peach caprese skewers are the easiest summer appetizer and take just 15 minutes to put together!
Step 1 - Prepare your ingredients by cutting your peach into slices and then cutting the slices in half. Cut the prosciutto into 3 pieces per slice.
Step 2 - Assemble the peach caprese skewers with a chunk of peach, a pearl of mozzarella, a folded up piece of prosciutto, a basil leaf folded over if it's larger, another peach and another mozzarella.
Step 3 - Arrange them on a serving platter with extra basil to garnish and drizzle with balsamic glaze just before serving.
Storage & Make Ahead Instructions
- Make Ahead - These peach prosciutto skewers can be made up a couple hours in advance and kept wrapped in the fridge. I wouldn't make them much earlier than that since the cut peaches will start to brown. Wait to add the balsamic glaze until just before serving.
- Storage - Store any extras in an airtight container in the fridge and eat for lunch the next day, but you probably won't have extras!
Yes! In a small saucepan over low heat, simmer ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar with a Tablespoon of honey for about 5 minutes or until it slightly thickens. Let it cool before drizzling it over the salad.
Very simply, just leave a peach on the counter for a day or 2 to ripen it. Refrigeration will slow down the ripening process.
Yes, you could easily arrange all the ingredients on a bed of greens and drizzle with balsamic glaze or try this Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette!
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Peach Prosciutto Caprese Skewers
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- 1 peach
- 1 ball fresh mozzarella pearls
- 4 to 5 slices prosciutto
- 12 leaves fresh basil plus more to garnish
- drizzle balsamic glaze
- 12 wooden skewers
- Slice the peach, then cut the slices in half. Slice prosciutto into 3 pieces per slice.
- Assemble 12 skewers (or any amount) with peach, mozzarella, prosciutto folded up to fit, a basil leaf, another peach, and another mozzarella pearl.
- Arrange on a platter and garnish with basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze just before serving.
- Allow 2 to 3 skewers per person. So 12 skewers feeds about 4 to 6 people. Easily adjust this amount to feed any size group.
- You can use a large mozzarella ball and cut it into bite sized pieces.
- You can substitute a drizzle of honey and/or balsamic vinegar if you don't have balsamic glaze. Or make your own by simmering ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar with 1 Tablespoon of honey on low for about 5 minutes to reduce it.
- This appetizer can also be made with melon, plums, apricots, pears or tomatoes in place of the peaches.