Easy hedgehog canapé skewers

Make these crowd-pleasing hedgehog canapé skewers for a party. With tomato and mozzarella, cheese and pineapple, and prawn and cucumber options, they're perfect for a family gathering

  • Prep:35 mins
    No cook
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 34
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 1g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 0.2g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 1 grapefruit or ½ large cucumber, for the hedgehog (optional)
  • 12 mozzarella pearls
  • 1 tsp pesto
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 small cherry tomatoes
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 2 pineapple rings, each cut into 6
  • 50g medium cheddar, cut into 12 small cubes
  • 50g red leicester, cut into 12 small cubes
  • 12 cooked and shelled prawns
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cucumber, cut into 2 even chunks and shaved into ribbons
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 36 bamboo (or reusable) short skewers or long toothpicks


  1. To make a hedgehog to push the skewers into, use a grapefruit with the base trimmed flat, or use a cucumber to make a longer holder.

  2. For mozzarella & tomato skewers, tip the mozzarella into a bowl, mix the pesto with the olive oil and pour it over the cheese. Wrap a basil leaf around each mozzarella pearl and thread onto the skewers alternating with the tomatoes.

  3. For the cheese & pineapple skewers, sandwich a piece of pineapple between a piece of cheddar and a piece of red leicester on a skewer. If you want to be very neat, trim the pineapple to match the cheese (eat the offcuts).

  4. To make prawn skewers, put the prawns in a bowl and squeeze over the lemon, and season with pepper, but not salt. Tip the cucumber into a bowl, add the sesame oil and seeds and toss together. Fold a cucumber ribbon and push it onto a skewer, followed by a prawn and another cucumber ribbon.

  5. Push all the skewers into your hedgehog or arrange them on a platter, keeping each type separate.

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