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Aug 29 2010

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear

Published by at 10:13 pm under appetizers

As you may know, we haven’t been posting as frequently as we used to due to our hectic schedule and other important priorities. We are extremely thankful for the continued support from our readers which gives us the motivation and energy to continue blogging about our love and passion for food. Bear with us while we go through this transition and mini-hiatuses and we promise we’ll be back with yummy dishes and recipes!

For this entry, we wanted to share with you a neat and tasty appetizer that is definitely not of the norm. The salty and sweet combination of this Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear is an exciting flavor and worth the effort to make! It only requires a few ingredients – pear, prosciutto, parmesan cheese, caramelized onions, and balsamic glaze. It definitely has a fancy touch to it but it’s ridiculously simple to make. Just make your caramelized onions ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you want to wrap!

We used a Bartlett Pear which is distinctive of it's bell shape and green skin. This kind of pear is perfect to use for baking because it holds up to the high temperatures and doesn't get mushy.

Once you have all of the ingredients ready, all you have to do is take a slice of prosciutto (cured ham) and place a rectangular piece of pear on top. To that, add a freshly sliced piece of Parmesan cheese and top it with some caramelized onions.

The prosciutto helps secure all the fillings so its wrapped up nice and pretty. Pop this into the oven at 400-degrees and bake for about 6-8 minutes until the prosciutto crisps up and is lightly browned.

To make this appetizer extra special, we drizzled balsamic glaze on top which gives it that sweet and tangy boldness to the dish. It goes really well with prosciutto and Parmesan! You'll be gobbling up these appetizers in no time because your taste buds will love the sweet and salty duo of this savory appetizer. We hope you give it a try... since it's our own unique version of a Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear!

42 responses so far

42 Responses to “Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear”

  1. anncooon 30 Aug 2010 at 2:01 am

    This looks delicious! I love the balsamic glazing slathered over the wrapped pear :)
    .-= anncoo´s last blog ..Braised Chicken with Miso Paste =-.

  2. Pegguon 30 Aug 2010 at 2:48 am

    This is so unique and would be a winner at any dinner party!

  3. Belinda @zomppaon 30 Aug 2010 at 4:54 am

    You never disappoint. Such a lovely appetizer – I’m imagining all the flavors. This is a keeper recipe!
    .-= Belinda @zomppa´s last blog ..Photo of the Day- Running =-.

  4. Carol Egberton 30 Aug 2010 at 6:39 am

    WOW! What a clever combo of flavors and textures. Thanks!
    .-= Carol Egbert´s last blog ..Colorful Salad &8211 Cucumber &38 Pomegranate =-.

  5. Suzeeon 30 Aug 2010 at 6:59 am

    Wow – what an original idea – these are all flavors that are welcome in my home :) Can’t wait to try it!! I am always on the lookout for small bites, and these seem relatively healthy too! Thank you!
    .-= Suzee´s last blog ..Pig Roast at the King Farm =-.

  6. The Cilantropiston 30 Aug 2010 at 7:30 am

    This looks DIVINE. I love anything sweet and salty and I am esp like that you added the caramelized onions to make it even more savory. Beautiful photos as well, just saw one on Foodgawker, well done! :)
    .-= The Cilantropist´s last blog ..Thomas Kellers Sweet Creamed Corn =-.

  7. Elizabethon 30 Aug 2010 at 7:49 am

    Wow! That looks delish! I recently made grilled prosciutto wrapped figs with goat’s cheese…but these sound absolutely divine as well!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Banana Bread Ice Cream =-.

  8. Bettie@Wineablegiftson 30 Aug 2010 at 7:55 am

    Love this recipe! Is there another way to print on your blog besides cut and paste? Thanks!

  9. Brieon 30 Aug 2010 at 8:09 am

    this appetizer looks amazing! so many beautiful flavors, and the balsamic glaze is a nice touch. delicious!
    .-= Brie´s last blog ..Guest Post on Stetted- Dried Fruit &amp Nut Couscous =-.

  10. RavieNomNomson 30 Aug 2010 at 8:13 am

    How very interesting! Looks like a great appetizer!

  11. Priscilla - She's Cookin'on 30 Aug 2010 at 8:59 am

    A few of my favorite flavors all wrapped up in one delicious package! The addition of a balsamic glaze drizzle elevates it to star status. Thanks for coming back to share this with us :)
    .-= Priscilla – She’s Cookin’´s last blog ..Almond Herb Biscuits =-.

  12. Sandyon 30 Aug 2010 at 11:44 am

    Mmm, this reminds me of prosciutto-wrapped melon or dates! I guess proscuitto goes well with nearly anything!

  13. fooddreameron 30 Aug 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Oh lordy. You had me at prosciutto, but add in those carmelized onions and I am a goner!!!
    .-= fooddreamer´s last blog ..Basil Ice Cream Low Carb =-.

  14. Winelady Cookson 30 Aug 2010 at 4:54 pm

    What a terrific combination of the prosciutto and the pear. A terrific appetizer for a wine tasting.

    Thanks for sharing,
    .-= Winelady Cooks´s last blog ..End of Summer =-.

  15. The Duo Disheson 30 Aug 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Great summer appetizer. The glaze is the best part. You can make it in vats and squeeze it on almost anything.
    .-= The Duo Dishes´s last blog ..The Duo’s Ethnic Exploration- El Salvador =-.

  16. IslandEATon 30 Aug 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Hi, Krissy and Daniel. I love the idea of pear in this – with two of my favourite ingredients, prosciutto and Parmigiano! Great idea. Thanks, Dan

  17. Jamieon 30 Aug 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Wow! Fruit, caramelized onions and salty prosciutto! Nothing absolutely nothing is better than this combination! Fantastic! The tangy balsamic glaze takes it three notches up! Luscious, flavorful, beautiful!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER =-.

  18. My Restaurants Melbourneon 31 Aug 2010 at 1:33 am

    this looks extremely delicious, I never thought of using pears in a dish like this
    .-= My Restaurants Melbourne´s last blog ..Limonetto – Fresh Italian Gelato- Docklands =-.

  19. Conor @ HoldtheBeefon 31 Aug 2010 at 9:26 am

    You had me at the title of this post. What a super enticing combination. I think I might be tempted to use a blue cheese instead, but then I guess that would be competing with the onion and balsamic. OK, maybe I’ll just stick to your recipe ;)

  20. Marisaon 31 Aug 2010 at 10:31 am

    Wow wow wow! These sound so incredible. I have GOT to make them soon! It literally combines everything I love and wraps it up together. Thank you!

  21. 5 Star Foodieon 31 Aug 2010 at 5:37 pm

    A terrific appetizer, love it!
    .-= 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..5 Star Makeover- Vegetarian Cassoulet with Trout Beans and Wild Mushrooms =-.

  22. Gailon 31 Aug 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Yummy, I love anything sweet and salty. A must try, not only because it looks delicious, but it has the added advantage of being quick and easy.
    .-= Gail´s last blog ..Solid Impact Door =-.

  23. Carrieon 02 Sep 2010 at 7:37 am

    Oh wow, do these look good. The sweet and savory combo sounds lovely. That last pic is gorgeous!

  24. Laurenon 05 Sep 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Wow what a fantastic starter, will need to remember this one. Looks fantastic, but is so simple!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Lemon Yoghurt Cake =-.

  25. Chef Eon 07 Sep 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I love this, enjoy yourself, I also have gone down to one post a week so I can prioritize life- You also gave me an idea for new dish with this! Thanks for all your beautiful creations, I will be back!
    .-= Chef E´s last blog ..Open Up The Hatch =-.

  26. Cristina - TeenieCakeson 07 Sep 2010 at 5:34 pm

    What a great idea. The sweet pears with the salty proscuitto sound perfect!
    .-= Cristina – TeenieCakes´s last blog ..Marinated Tri-Tip Sliders with Gorgonzola and Fig =-.

  27. Edmund Mokhtarianon 17 Sep 2010 at 4:49 pm

    This is such a great use of fresh, natural ingredients, and it looks like it’d be a great appetizer for a party. Have you tried using any other types of ham? I love prosciutto myself, but it can get a bit salty. How do you think some Serrano from Spain would work?
    .-= Edmund Mokhtarian´s last blog ..Ray’s Hell Burger =-.

  28. thefoodaddictson 19 Sep 2010 at 12:02 pm


    We have not tried other hams yet. I think prosciutto can be salt at times by it’s self. You’ll be surprised how well the pear’s sweetness takes away from the saltiness. I will have to search for some Serrano ham and give it try. Can you recommend any stores that might carry it?


    Daniel @The Food Addicts

  29. M.on 19 Sep 2010 at 11:33 pm

    these would definitely do great at the fancy dinner party. such a great appetizer, so many yummy flavors combined!

  30. A Canadian Foodieon 21 Sep 2010 at 10:07 am

    What a great, simple, delicious, and tasty idea. I love the photography, too. I was almost frothing at the mouth!
    YUM! Pear is one of my favourite fruits to combine with savoury dishes and desserts at this time of year.
    .-= A Canadian Foodie´s last blog ..Floating Islands- Snenokle in the former Yugoslavia =-.

  31. Sonia - L'Exquisiton 21 Sep 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Today I have prepared these wrapped and they were delicious … thanks for the recipe!

  32. Smoked Meaton 28 Sep 2010 at 11:57 am

    Simplicity at its finest ;)

  33. Lislon 21 Oct 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I have to try to make these this weekend – so perfect for Fall! Can you tell me how you caramelize the onions for your recipe?

  34. Sarahon 09 Dec 2010 at 11:55 am

    This looks so good! I will be putting this on my ‘recipes to do’ list :-)

  35. A Canadian Foodieon 09 Dec 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous easy delicious and seasonal finger food. I AM IN!
    .-= A Canadian Foodie´s last blog ..“Twas the Four Weeks Before Christmas When all Through the House… =-.

  36. Ryanon 20 Dec 2010 at 10:35 am

    This pear sounds awesome! :D

  37. Debbieon 26 Feb 2011 at 4:40 am

    Served these for appetizers last evening and they were the best part of the meal!
    I think I could have dropped the main course, served a fabulous salad and dessert and been done. Two pears for six people was plenty but my guest wanted more of that savory flavor, they were delicious! Definitely a keeper recipe!

  38. Prosciutto-Wrapped Pearson 09 Sep 2011 at 11:46 am

    [...] to The Food Addicts for the inspiration! Note: they baked theirs for extra crisp and sizzle; I, well, forgot that step [...]

  39. Jackie McKinnonon 18 Nov 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Can someone please give me the complete recipe for the prosciutto wrapped pears, i.e: how many and how much of which will I need to make this recipe for eight people. Also I will need the recipe for the caramelized onions.
    Thanks a bunch

  40. Sue Gueston 19 Nov 2012 at 4:40 am

    Have just been looking at your recipe for proscuitto-wrapped pears. Was hoping to print this recipe to use on Christmas day however I cant find anywhere on site to do this. Please help.

  41. Elizabethon 26 Nov 2012 at 10:30 am

    Could you tell me how to PRINT a recipe? In particular the Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear?

  42. Joanne Staceyon 10 Dec 2012 at 9:24 am

    Please tell me how to print the Proscuitto Wrapped Pear recipe

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