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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sliced Pear with Prosciutto and Honey

Are you craving a salty-sweet snack?


If you have one pear, one slice of prosciutto and a teaspoon of honey on hand, you can whip up a tray of these in a jiffy!

Today's Playlist

  • "No Rain"...Blind Melon
  • "I'm Shakin'"...Jack White
  • "Dani California"...Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Dirty Little Secret"...All-American Rejects
  • "Riptide"...Vance Joy
  • "Everybody Talks"...Neon Trees

Sliced Pear with Prosciutto and Honey
  • 1 medium-sized pear (I used an anjou pear, use what you like)
  • 1 paper-thin slice of prosciutto
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Note: the prosciutto may be baked in advance.  To prevent the pear from turning brown, however, it should not be sliced too far in advance of serving!




Gather your ingredients.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the prosciutto onto the parchment.  When your oven is ready, bake the prosciutto until crisp (about 10 minutes).

Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

While you're waiting for the prosciutto to cool down, slice your pear into slices approximately 1/4-inch thick.  Discard the two end slices.

Stack the slices and slice through the middle.

Use a paring knife to remove any seeds/discoloration from the center of the slices.

Arrange the slices onto a serving platter.

Place the honey into a small bowl or dish and microwave on HIGH for 10 seconds.  This will cut down on the viscosity of the honey and make it easier to brush onto the pears.

Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the surface of the slices with honey.  

Brushing the pears with honey helps the crumbled prosciutto to stick to the slices and not fall off and go down the front of your shirt when you bite into the pear.

Not that I would know anything about that.

Crumble the slice of prosciutto over the pear slices and serve immediately.

 Enjoy.

2 comments:

  1. Not that you would know anything about that, LOL. This looks so yummy and also easy, I like that. We have a pear tree, Kieffer. The pears are so hard they are impossible to do anything with. Any hints you have would be appreciated. Have a great weekend

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    1. I am totally unfamiliar with the Kieffer pear--had to google it!! You've probably already done your own research but if not, I found this link really interesting http://www.ediblecommunities.com/louisville/august-september-2014/in-the-garden-key-to-tasty-kieffer-pears-chillin.htm . It describes your pear as a "ready to store" fruit, not ready to eat! Apparently, it needs to chill in your fridge for a few weeks before it's ready to eat? My thoughts: what about using them to cook with? Any luck with that? Pear crisp...mmmmm.... :)

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