Easy snack recipe Stuffed prunes with bacon and olives – an excellent Italian starter for a picnic, party menu or buffet table. This easy recipe I found in Sicily, where it is a very popular snack. Want a bit more spice? Use olives with a spicy marinade or red pepper flakes and a small piece of cheese for filling.

Prunes with bacon & olives ingredients


Ingredients (10 skewers)

  • 20 Pitted Prunes
  • 40 Pitted Green Olives (1 jar)
  • 10 Slices of Unsalted Bacon (~ 150 g)
  • 10 Long Wooden Skewers
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  1. Cut bacon slices in half across. Fill the prunes with olives. Put stuffed prune on a slice of bacon. Roll it up. String roll on a skewer, securing the free part of a slice of bacon. Thread an olive on a skewer, leaving some free space. Add a second roll and olive. Prepare all skewers.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Put skewers in a frying pan, fry on all sides. Salt and pepper.

Chef’s Tips

  • Skewers can be served as both hot and cold appetizers.
prunes with bacon and olives