Ham Mousse in Cucumber Cups

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Yield: 3 dozen appetizers Prep 25 mins


  • 1/2 pound  Black Forest ham
  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup  toasted ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon  minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cucumbers
  • Fresh parsley sprigs and toasted walnuts, for garnish


1. Place the ham in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse the machine until ham is finely chopped. Add the cream cheese, walnuts, mayonnaise, mustard, shallots, and pepper and process until smooth. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.

2. Peel the cucumbers, leaving some strips of skin. Cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices. With a melon baller, scoop out the center of each slice. Pipe ham mousse into cucumber cups. Garnish with parsley and walnuts. Makes 3 dozen appetizers.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)35,
  • Fat, total(g)3,
  • chol.(mg)7,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)1,
  • pro.(g)2,
  • sodium(mg)118,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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