Ham Appetizer Tray

(Serves 8 - 10)


  • 1 lb. aged Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple slices, drain juice, cut slices in half
  • 2 lbs. black forest ham (cookie cutters shapes, recipe used small hearts)
  • 2 (1.75 oz.) packages ParmCrisps of your choice (recipe used Jalapeño Parmesan Crisps)
  • 4-5 jalapeños, cut into thin slices (*optional)
  • 9-10 kale leaves


  1. Place kale leaves onto a large cutting board or platter. Arrange in a rainbow shape.
  2. Add your favorite ParmCrisps flavor and arrange two layers of crackers overlapping kale leaves to form turkey body.
  3. Using a small cookie cutter, cut-out shapes using ham. Arrange a single later or two of ham overlapping crackers to form turkey body.
  4. Add pineapple half slices. Arrange a single layer overlapping ham to form turkey body.
  5. Add jalapeño slices (*optional). Arrange a single layer overlapping pineapple to form turkey body.
  6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 about three to four times.
  7. Using a thick slice of Parmesan cheese cut-out shape to form turkey body.
  8. Cut-out a round slice of ham to form turkey top-head.
  9. Use the end slice of jalapeño to form turkey eyes.
  10. Use a small piece of Parmesan cheese to form turkey beak.
  11. Use leftover ham ends and roll up to form turkey beard.
  12. Use two toothpicks for turkey legs.
  13. (*Optional) cut-out small pieces of Parmesan cheese and place around cutting-board or platter for decoration.
  14. Immediately serve to guests and enjoy! Cover and refrigerate platter leftovers with plastic wrap to prevent ham from drying out.