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Digital Subscriptions > Gluten-Free Heaven > Gluten-Free Heaven November 2019 > Christmas Canapés

Christmas Canapés

Enjoy bite-sized beauties to complement Christmas Day…
Cheesy toasts
Chorizo arancini
Pancetta wraps
Mini Cornish pasties

Prunes and gorgonzola wrapped in pancetta

By Maple from Canada (


Serves 8 | Prep 10 mins | Cook 10 mins | Calories 247 (per serving)

16 prunes, pitted

150g (5½oz) gorgonzola

16 pancetta slices

3 tbsp vegetable oil

freshly ground black pepper

50ml (1¾fl oz) maple syrup

1 Place the prunes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then leave to rest in the water for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

2 Cut the gorgonzola into 16 cubes and push one cube into each prune. Wrap each prune in a slice of pancetta. Use a cocktail stick to hold each one together.

3 In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil and add the wrapped prune. Slightly colour on each side and coat with maple syrup.

4 Just before serving, put the prunes on a baking tray in an oven heated to 200ºC/Gas Mark 6 for 2 minutes. Season with a good grind of pepper.

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About Gluten-Free Heaven

Welcome to the Christmas issue of Gluten-Free Heaven, packed with 101 seasonal and festive recipes to keep you fully satisfied over the Christmas period. This issue we feature canapes and nibbles, festive bakes, the main meal, Boxing Day treats and if course plenty of delicious Christmas puddings. If you fancy taking the stress out of Christmas, we look at a few restaurants, hotels and even delivery box services that can take much of the work away, while if you are new to gluten-free, we show you how to make the yuletide experience a breeze by introducing simple food swaps. There are also a host of prizes to won, a 2020 month-to-view calendar, a comprehensive gift guide for all the family and a browse at some of the latest Christmas gluten-free products to hit the shelves. Merry Christmas!