Prosciutto-Wrapped Prunes with Parmesan

Try out this flavorful holiday recipe.

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 20


  • ½ c. port wine
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 3 strips orange zest
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • pinch of coarse salt
  • 20 pitted prunes
  • 5 thin slices prosciutto di Parma
  • 1 c. parmesan cheese, cut into 20 bite-size pieces


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Bring 1 cup water, the port, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon, orange zest, sugar, and salt to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add prunes. Simmer until prunes have softened and plumped, about 10 min. Let cool in liquid for 5 min. Using a slotted spoon, transfer prunes to a plate and let cool completely.
  3. Halve prosciutto slices lengthwise and then crosswise, making 20 short strips. Arrange on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Cut a slit from stem to tip in each prune. Stuff each with a piece of cheese, then wrap in prosciutto. Place prunes, seam side down, on baking sheet.
  5. Bake until prosciutto is crisp and Parmesan is melted, 8 to 10 min. Serve warm or at room temperature.

119 cal, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 6 g protein, 16 g carb, 10 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 328 mg sodium, 14 mg cholesterol per 2 pieces

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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