Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Prosciutto Apple and Cheddar Pastries #Recipe by Mia P. Manansala @MPMtheWriter

Prosciutto, Apple, and Cheddar Pastry Roll

Need a quick yet impressive snack for a small gathering, or something tasty to nibble on while enjoying the sun on a backyard picnic? These prosciutto, apple, and cheese pastries are just the thing! I normally use individual crescent roll dough to make apple and cheddar crescents, but I accidentally picked up the sheets on my most recent shopping trip. Luckily, they work just as well and let me experiment by adding prosciutto to the mix.

Honestly? I think I prefer the apple and cheddar by themselves (I know, I’m shocked--I’m a huge prosciutto fan), but I think the prosciutto would work beautifully with fig jam and brie so I plan on making that version soon. This recipe is quick and versatile, so I hope you give it a try and let me know in the comments if you stumble upon other great flavor combinations.

Prosciutto, Apple, and Cheddar Pastries

Serves 3-4 as a light snack


1 tube crescent dough (sheets are what I used this time, but the individual crescents work well)

1 2oz pack of prosciutto

1 apple, thinly sliced*

Grated sharp cheddar cheese**


  1. Lay out the dough sheet and mark out 9 roughly equal portions on the long sides of the sheet.
  2. Using the marks as guides, slice about ⅓ of the way in on both sides leaving a ⅓ long strip in the middle.
  3. Lay the prosciutto in the middle strip.
  4. Top the prosciutto with the sliced apples, and then the grated cheese.
  5. Bring the sliced strips up over the middle to cover the filling, alternating which strip goes on top.
  6. Sprinkle with more grated cheese and bake according to directions on your particular brand of crescent dough (mine were 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes) until golden brown.
  7. Cool slightly, slice, and enjoy!

*the thicker the slices, the more the apples retain their crunch. Mine were slightly too chunky, so make sure you slice according to your preferred level of doneness
**I didn't measure, just added about two big handfuls, but I'd say anywhere between 1/2 - 1 cup of grated cheese would be good

Cast of Characters

Lay out the dough sheet, mark out nine portions, and slice about 1/3 of the way in on each (long) side

Lay the prosciutto down the middle strip

Lay the apple slices on top of the prosciutto

Sprinkle the cheese on top of the apples

Bring the sliced strips of pastries up over the filling, alternating which strips go on top

Sprinkle lightly with cheese and bake until golden brown according to your brand of dough's instructions. Let cool slightly, slice, and serve.

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  1. Yum! This will be a hit in my house!

    1. Looking at it again is making me crave it! Now I'm wondering if other fruit jams would work. I just opened some nice peach preserves...

  2. Interesting that you weren't thrilled with the prosciutto. Why do you think that was? It sounds like it should be a baking marriage made in heaven.
    The fig and brie option sounds good, too.

    1. I think because I used sharp cheddar, which goes so well with apple, it was saltier than I would've preferred. If I had gone with a milder/creamy cheese, the combination would've worked better.

    2. Good thinking. Thanks