Pancetta-wrapped California Prunes Stuffed with Gorgonzola

By: @pinabresciani

The best Gorgonzola to use is a firm one, as it won’t ooze out as easily as soft gorgonzola when baked. The pancetta strips used in this recipe were about 8 inches long, which can wrap around the prunes a few times. 


  • 20 (180g) California Prunes 
  • ½ cup (90g) Gorgonzola cheese 
  • 20 strips pancetta 
  • Fresh thyme for garnish (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 
  2. Make a slit in each prune with a knife. 
  3. Stuff each prune with just a little less than 1tsp of Gorgonzola. 
  4. Wrap with a strip of pancetta and secure with a toothpick. 
  5. Place prunes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for about 15 mins, or until pancetta is slightly crispy, flipping halfway through. 
  7. Top with fresh thyme if desired. Serve warm. 

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