Prunes and gorgonzola wrapped in maple-glazed pancetta

Canapés / Christmas / Quick and easy

8 portions


  • 16 prunes pitted
  • 150g gorgonzola
  • 16 pancetta slices
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 handful of celery leaves
  • Black pepper
  • 50ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)


  1. Place the prunes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then leave to rest in the water for 5 mins. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Cut the gorgonzola into 16 cubes and push one cube into each prune. Wrap each prune into a slice of pancetta. Use a cocktail stick to hold each one together.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil and add the wrapped pruned. Colour on each side coating with maple syrup.
  4. Just before serving, put the prunes on a baking tray in an oven heated to 200°C/ gas mark 6 for 2 mins.
  5. Season with a good grind of black pepper and serve.

Sweet prunes stuffed in gorgonzola cheese and wrapped in salty pancetta and coated in delicate-tasting golden maple syrup.

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