Ham Cactus Bites Recipe

Ham Cactus Bites


  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Cook Time: 0
  • Makes: Serves Serves 10-12


  • 16 slices cocktail sourdough bread
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 C. Nueske's Smoked Ham, finely ground (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp coarsely ground horseradish
  • dash fresh ground pepper
  • 8 tiny dill pickles


Mix cream cheese with 2/3 of the ground ham, horseradish and pepper. Spread mixture on slices of bread. Cut the pickles in half and slice to make shape of cactus, leaving the bottom attached, spreading the 2 outer stems and shortening the middle stem. Take a heaping teaspoon of the finely ground ham and place on the middle stem, creating a blossom.