Rosemary & Sea Salt Crostini’s topped with Parma Ham, Gorgonzola & Red Onion Marmalade

Rosemary & Sea Salt Crostini’s topped with Parma Ham, Gorgonzola & Red Onion Marmalade

Crunchy, creative, crowd-pleasing Christmas canapés are the ideal way to get the party started!

A store cupboard festive staple, perfect for unexpected guests like Father Christmas or for producing a show stopping starter in minutes.

To make them even more perfect, bring out your inner-Italian with this range of recipes for delicious mini bites that go perfectly with your favourite Christmas cocktail or a crisp cold glass of Prosecco.

Preparation time: 30 Cooking time: 30



  • 100g Filippo Berio Rosemary & Sea Salt Crostini’s
  • 5 slices of Parma ham, ripped into approx. 20mm x 50mm strips
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 25ml Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Filippo Berio Balsamic vinegar
  • 30g demerara sugar
  • 100g mild gorgonzola dolce
  • Bunch of thyme
  • Bunch of chives
  • Sea salt & black cracked pepper


  1. In a thick bottomed pan, warm on a medium heat, add the olive oil, sliced red onions and sauté for a few minutes.
  2. Add the demerara sugar, garlic, thyme and the balsamic vinegar, bring to the boil then leave simmering for approx. 30–60 minutes on a low heat.
  3. Stir frequently ensuring that the sugar doesn’t burn. Once the onions are soft, remove and place in a jar to cool for a couple of hours or overnight.
  4. In a bowl, add the gorgonzola and soften with a spoon and prepare the strips of Parma ham.
  5. Prepare the canapes by laying the crostini's onto a flat tray, spoon a small layer of the gorgonzola cheese onto the crostini and top with a loose, rolled piece of Parma ham and a small spoon of red onion marmalade, then garnish with a piece of chive.

Cook with:

Classico Olive Oil

This versatile all-purpose Olive Oil is excellent for sautéing, grilling and roasting or as a base for sauces. It's ideal with everything from meat and poultry to your favourite vegetables.

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