Prosciutto Wrapped Persimmons with Jalapeno

This is the time of year for persimmons and one of my absolute favorite ways to eat a persimmon is how my mother-in-law makes them. When there’s a good harvest from the persimmon tree at the ranch she peels them, slices them, rolls them up in a piece of prosciutto with a jalapeno slice, and bakes them until the prosciutto is nice and crispy. Prosciutto wrapped persimmons with jalapenos are the perfect spicy, salty, and sweet appetizer for your dinner table. Just how we like it here in Texas!

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Prosciutto Wrapped Persimmons with Jalapeno makes 16

  • 2 persimmons
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 8 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel the persimmons and slice each one into eight slices.
Cut the jalapeno in half, remove the seeds, and thinly slice into strips.
Careful not to tear, slice the prosciutto slices in half lengthwise.
Place a slice of persimmon and a slice of jalapeno at one end of a piece of prosciutto and tightly roll to the other end.
Place the wrapped persimmons on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the prosciutto is golden and crisp. Allow to cool before serving. 
Serve warm or at room temperature.
*Cooks Note: Can be made a day in advance without baking. Keep tightly wrapped or in an air-tight container until ready to bake.
I promise, this is one of the best things you will ever put in your mouth!


  • Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie

    What a lovely idea! I just made prosciutto-wrapped roasted asparagus last night for my holiday party but your version with the persimmons and jalapeno sound so flavorful and exciting! I’ll need to try these sometime soon. :-)

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers

      Prosciutto wrapped Roasted asparagus is a classic. I used to make that all of the time. Love it. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    These sound amazing Meredith! I love anything that I can wrap prosciutto around!

  • Rona

    Wow, what a combination! My mom loves persimmons so we have an endless supply in our house. I recently made persimmon cookies which were delicious and this recipe looks like another interesting way to serve the fruit!

    You have a great blog, it is my first time visiting! :)

  • Kelly

    I am pretty sure I have never had a persimmon and now I’m pretty sure that I want to. What a tasty looking little bite!

  • Jill Mant (SaucyCooks)

    OMG I can’t wait to try these. I’m honestly thinking of braving the snow outside to get some persimmons!

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    These look fabulous! I love the combination of flavors, I bet these are amazing! Looking forward trying this.

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