proscuitto wrapped prune blue cheese appetizer on a cracker on a black tray

An Easy Blue Cheese Appetizer You’ll Love

This simple and delicious blue cheese appetizer recipe is perfect at a party, a housewarming, or a causal get-together. Just a few ingredients create a sweet and savory combination that everyone will love! As long as they love blue cheese, that is. Our friend Rachel Dunston of Rachel Makes It serves this easy blue cheese bite often, always to rave reviews.

tray of easy blue cheese appetizers with prunes

Here’s what you need to make this easy blue cheese appetizer recipe:

Make these easy bites with just five (or even four!) ingredients.

  • crackers
  • blue cheese
  • California prunes
  • prosciutto
  • rosemary (optional)
  • sparkling wine, for serving (optional, but encouraged!)

Why are these appetizers a hit?

You’ve probably heard of Devils on Horseback, where prunes are stuffed with cheese and wrapped with bacon, then popped in the oven. This recipe uses the same idea: the sweet-salty-creamy pairing just sits on a cracker here, and gets a fresh herb garnish. If a blue cheese appetizer isn’t your style or you want to make a variation, swap the blue cheese for creamy goat cheese or even cream cheese.

easy blue cheese appetizer with prosciutto wrapped prunes

Serving these prune + blue cheese appetizers:

These easy bites can be simply arranged on a tray, or add them to a charcuterie display or cheese board. Serve them warm or at room temperature. You can skip the rosemary if you aren’t a fan, or swap in parsley or fresh thyme too. The blue cheese benefits from a bit of freshness.

blue cheese appetizer with prunes and prosciutto

Simple Prosciutto, Prune + Blue Cheese Appetizers

Rachel Dunston
These simple and delicious Prosciutto, Prune + Blue Cheese Appetizers will have everyone asking for the recipe! It takes just a few ingredients and 15 minutes to make a bite you'll be truly proud to serve.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 83 kcal


  • 12 California prunes
  • 2 ounces prosciutto cut into thin strips
  • 12 crackers
  • 3 ounces blue cheese
  • 2 sprigs rosemary optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C)
  • Wrap the strips of prosciutto around the prunes, and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5-6 minutes. (This step is optional, but really makes a big difference!)
  • While the prunes are baking, divide the blue cheese evenly among the crackers.
  • When the prunes are finished baking, top each cracker and cheese with a warm prosciutto wrapped prune.
  • Top each prune with a little rosemary, and serve.


Swap the rosemary for parsley or fresh thyme if desired.
Make it gluten-free by using gluten-free crackers and blue cheese.


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword appetizer
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