I’m keeping the holiday preparations theme going with another crowd pleasing recipe-Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Wrapped Pear Bites . In my family, the holidays are all about appetizers! On Christmas Eve we do an entire meal of just appetizers with our extended family. Essentially its one large cocktail hour with Christmas cookies to follow!
Every year we have our standard recipes that must ALWAYS be present for it to be a Somers (My maiden name) holiday. My mom’s cranberry meatballs and my uncle’s spicy calamari marinara never leave the list. But, I try to come up with inventive new ones each year to tack on to the existing menu. This year I’ll be bringing my stuffed mushrooms that I shared a few weeks back. AND today’s recipe, prosciutto and blue cheese wrapped pears.
What I love about this recipe is that is a no-bake and a great last minute option that still looks and tastes elegantly delicious. The whole preparation takes under ten minutes and any leftover cheese and charcuterie can be put to great use on your holiday cheese platters, no waste to worry about!
Did I mention that the crisp sweet pears combine perfectly in your mouthful with the salty prosciutto and creamy cheese? These bites are light, easy, and the perfect cocktail hour addition.
…all for the love of the dish
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- 2 Pears (I used Anjous)
- 5-6 slices of prosciutto
- 3 oz blue cheese
- Slice the pears into approximately 8 slices each. Cut the slices of prosciutto into 3 pieces for each slice. Also, cut small inch size cubes from the blue cheese.
- Place a cube of blue cheese on the center of the pear slice, wrap with a slice of prosciutto and use a toothpick to hold each piece together.
- Put on your best cocktail tray and serve!