Prosciutto Wrapped Pears

Prosciutto wrapped pears are a perfect combination of salty and sweet! It's an easy, elegant appetizer recipe that follows SCD (specific carbohydrate diet), and is gluten free, grain free, soy free, and refined sugar free. This prosciutto recipe can be made Paleo and dairy free by omitting the cheese.

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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gorgonzola, pears, prosciutto
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Jennifer Brown

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • chefs knife
  • small spoon or paring knife
  • 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 3 firm but ripe pears
  • 3 ounces prosciutto (should be about 6 thinly sliced pieces)
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Cut each pear lengthwise into four equal pieces (you'll have 12 pear slices). Use a small spoon or paring knife to scoop out the core.
  • Stuff the small holes where the core used to be with the gorgonzola cheese. (If you've decided not to use cheese, just skip to the next step.)
  • Slice each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise to create 12 long strips.
  • Wrap each slice of pear with a strip of the prosciutto making sure to cover the cheese completely, then place in the baking dish.
  • Evenly drizzle the olive oil over the prosciutto wrapped pears and use your hands to ensure the oil is covering each pear.
  • Place the baking dish into the oven and roast for 10 to 15 minutes. The appetizer is done once the pears have softened slightly and the prosciutto is bubbly and crisp.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven and immediately drizzle the pears with your favorite honey and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Serve warm.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two days. Reheat by placing back into a 400F oven just until warmed.

Notes

  • Brie or blue cheese can be used instead of gorgonzola. 
  • Crisp, sweet apples can substituted for the pears. 
  • Use your favorite honey for this dish! I used local orange blossom honey. 
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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