Prosciutto and Pear Bites

We’ve all seen prosciutto and melon matched up on menus, but pairing it with pears? It’s a new winter twist on a classic Italian antipasto. Mangia!

Casey Barber

Prosciutto and Pear Bites

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    Ingredients

    1 lemon 1 firm pear, such as D'Anjou
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 slices prosciutto

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total:
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    • 1

      Zest the lemon and stir the zest into the olive oil. Let sit while you prepare the appetizer.

    • 2

      Juice the lemon into a large bowl and throw the two spent lemon halves into the bowl as well. Fill with cold water.

    • 3

      Core and quarter the pear, and cut each quarter into 4 slices (16 slices total). Throw each slice into the bowl of lemon water while you cut the others to prevent browning.

    • 4

      Cut each prosciutto slice in half.

    • 5

      Drain the pear slices and wrap a piece of prosciutto around each slice. Drizzle with the reserved lemon-infused olive oil before serving.

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