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Candied Prosciutto

Think candied bacon, but extra crispy and light as air. This sweet and salty prosciutto is such a fun addition to a cheese board. The cayenne gives it a bit of a kick and the allspice gives it some warmth that feels great for the holiday season, but feel free to experiment with the spices!

candied prosciutto


Candied Prosciutto



Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced Prosciutto San Danielle (about 5 thin slices)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. As seen on: Giada Entertains, Episode 2. Hidden Talent Party.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the slices of Prosciutto on the parchment so they do not touch each other. In a small bowl mix together the sugar, cayenne, allspice and salt. Brush each slice of prosciutto with some olive oil and sprinkle with the spice mix. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until the ham is beginning to crisp and the sugar is caramelized. Transfer the slices to a cooling rack to cool completely. Blot with a paper towel if beads of oil form.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
6 grams
8 grams
5 grams
Saturated Fat
1 grams
20 milligrams
764 milligrams
6 grams
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2 reviews & comments

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    Wendy Foca

    Can you make the candied prosciutto ahead of time? If so, should it be refrigerated?

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    The Giadzy Kitchen

    You can make it a day ahead of time and keep it in an airtight container on the counter. If it gets sticky, just re-crisp it in the 350 degree oven on a parchment lined tray for about 3 minutes.

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