Here is a twist on wrapped dates for your next soiree or snack attack. Inspired by the homely date square, and made deliciously moreish with sage and prosciutto, these little appetizers will be greeted with enthusiasm at your next potluck or AIP dinner party. These Savoury Prosciutto Date Cups also make a handy travel snack for some tasty protein on-the-go!
Bonus! They freeze so beautifully, you can make ahead and warm up when you’re ready. You will want these in your freezer every day of the year!
Savoury Prosciutto Date Cups
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped small
1 heaping cup chopped dates
2 tsp lemon juice
3-4 Tbsp water
½ tsp cinnamon
4 large leaves fresh sage, minced
6 slices AIP compliant prosciutto, sliced in half lengthwise (12 pieces)
In a small saucepan, add chopped apple, date, lemon juice, 3Tbsp water, cinnamon and minced sage. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft and gooey. If needed, add the extra water. While this is cooking, prepare prosciutto by curling each slice into a small muffin tin, until a small cup or liner is achieved. When date mixture is done, spoon into the prosciutto-lined cups. If serving that day, garnish with small sage leaves, or leave them off for serving day. Cook in oven at 375F for about 20-25 minutes, until edges of prosciutto are slightly crispy. Serve warm, or allow to fully cool on a paper towel before freezing.
To freeze, ensure cups have cooled completely. Place in a single layer in a ziplock bag, or in a sealable glass container with pages of parchment between the layers. Remove as much air as possible to avoid crystals. Can be frozen up to 3 months.
Remove from freezer an hour or so before desired serving time. Once thawed, arrange cups on a baking tray or back in the muffin tin to reheat. If desired, garnish with fresh sage leaves. Place cups in oven at 375F for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.
As featured in Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP!