These Prosciutto Egg Baskets Will Be Your New Favorite Brunch Item

Luscious, cheesy eggs baked inside prosciutto “baskets” makes for a finger-friendly brunch main.


  • Olive oil (for pan)
  • 12 slices prosciutto (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère (about 2 1/2 ounces)
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Special Equipment

A standard 12-cup muffin pan


Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease muffin pan with oil. Place 1 slice of prosciutto in each muffin cup, being sure to fully cover bottom and sides and leaving about a 1/4″ overhang on all sides. Spoon 1 heaping Tbsp. cheese into each prosciutto cup. Crack 1 egg into each, being careful not to break yolk. Drizzle 1 tsp. cream over each egg, then top with a pinch of thyme, salt, and pepper.

Bake until whites have just set, about 15 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool 3 minutes. Run a knife around edges of prosciutto baskets and scoop out of pan. Serve immediately.


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