Why You Should Be Adding Sugar To Your Prosciutto

You've heard of candied bacon, but what about candied prosciutto? That's right. Candied. Prosciutto. We're giving you yet another way to enjoy this tasty Italian pork and it's so easy to do. The Kitchn breaks it down into a few simple steps, so you can go from just salty, to salty and sweet in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is lay out your prosciutto slices on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar atop the prosciutto, and then pop your prosciutto into the oven. 

Give it a bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes. You'll want to keep a close watch on your prosciutto, though, as the slices will burn quickly if you're not careful. That's it! That's all that's standing between you and a plate full of your new, favorite sweet-salty snack. But there's so much more that you can do with your candied prosciutto beyond just enjoying it as a snack all on its own.

How to use your candied prosciutto

There are tons of different ways to use your candied prosciutto. Sure, the baking process resulted in a harder slice of prosciutto that you can't really wrap around melon balls or cheese sticks anymore, but the new texture empowers you to use your prosciutto in ways you may not have tried before. Epicurious suggests adding the delightful treat to your pasta, salads, or even throwing it on your pizza. 

You could also add it to a charcuterie board for a unique pairing with your favorite cheeses or toss it on a sandwich. The options are only limited by your imagination. To better guarantee your candied prosciutto success, though, spring for more expensive prosciutto (though even the more affordable brands get an upgrade with this hack) and, whatever you do — watch that oven. You don't want your candied prosciutto experiment to end up in burnt, bitter disappointment.