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Four prosciutto and goat cheese eggs en cocotte with biscuits and a flower vase.
Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Eggs en Cocotte
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These prosciutto and goat cheese eggs en cocotte are gently baked with a drizzle of heavy cream for a custardy, luscious texture and finished with a sprinkling of fresh basil. Simple and quick to prepare, eggs en cocotte are the perfect brunch dish for entertaining and always a crowd favorite.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Brunch, eggs, Eggs en Cocotte, Goat Cheese, prosciutto
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Boiling water for water bath
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 prosciutto slices divided, about 3 ounces
  • 6 eggs divided
  • 6 Tablespoons heavy cream divided
  • 6 Tablespoons goat cheese divided, crumbled
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh basil divided, chopped
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and start to boil water for the water bath. 

  2. Butter the bottoms and sides of six 4-ounce ramekins.

  3. In each ramekin, nest a prosciutto slice around the side. If needed, tear the prosciutto to help it fit. 

  4. Crack one egg into each ramekin in the middle of the prosciutto nest. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of heavy cream over each egg for a total of 6 tablespoons. Do the same with the goat cheese and season each ramekin with salt and pepper. 

  5. Place the ramekins in a large pan and slowly pour in enough boiling water so that it covers the sides of the ramekins by three-fourths.  

  6. Bake until the white eggs set and the yolks are cooked to your liking, about 16 to 20 minutes. Use tongs or a wide spatula to remove the ramekins and place on a towel to dry the bottoms. Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil and serve. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Eggs en Cocotte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 205mg68%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 87mg2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.