One of my favorite snacks that is also an easy crowd-pleaser is fruit and cheese. I would say 90% of the time there are fruit and cheese plates at a party I usually skip the fruit (unless there was pineapple) and just go straight for the cheese and crackers. Welllll these prosciutto wrapped pears have definitely blown all other fruit and cheese platters out of the water. We combine the pear and blue cheese together and wrap them in prosciutto! There was such a delicious combination of amazing flavors in my mouth that I really couldn’t contain myself. So I kept eating more. And more. And then ran out so I rolled up a few more. They were sooo addicting. The saltiness of the prosciutto, the creaminess of the blue cheese, and the sweetness of the pear. My taste buds were in heaven.
Cheese is probably my favorite thing everrrrr. Blue cheese is probably one of the cheeses on the top of my list! It’s got such a strong flavor but I love the taste of it, especially mixed with a spread or in a dressing. Ranch used to rock my socks off but it’s now blue cheese all the way.
For New Years this year there will be a small group of us and we aren’t sure if we want to do finger foods and appetizers or make “real” entree-sized foods too. Now that I’m thinking about it I think it’s safe to say we will probably have both. I mean, prosciutto wrapped pears is a perfect appetizer to pizza and hot wings riiiiiight? I don’t care if they don’t go together. It’s happening.
You will definitely love this recipe, especially if you’re short on time. It’s going to take you 15 minutes start to finish. Sign me up!
Happy New Year and I’ll see you soon! 🙂
- 2 pears, each cut into 8 wedges
- 3-4 ounce package thinly sliced prosciutto
- 2-ounce blue cheese wedge, cut into small chunks
- Cut the slices of prosciutto in half lengthwise.
- Layer a pear wedge, a blue cheese chunk, and a slice of prosciutto. Roll up, using a toothpick to hold in place.
- Serve immediately or store in fridge until ready to serve.
If you do not plan to enjoy immediately, rub the pears with some lemon juice in order to keep pear from turning brown.
Adapted from Recipe Runner