In a recent effort to impress a group of acquaintances, I scoured the Internet for a simple, but dressy appetizer with USA Pears. Ever since they learned I work for the Pear Bureau, they’ve been asking me to bring pears to the next gathering. They said they were joking, but I told them I’d do it anyway. Enter this deceptively simple recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears. They look beautiful on a platter, but with only four ingredients, they’re so easy to make!
To start, I caramelized an onion over medium heat and then added some reduced balsamic vinegar. You could also drizzle balsamic reduction over the finished product, but mine wasn’t quite as syrupy as I would have liked.
I cored and sliced some Anjou pears, keeping the skin on for color. It’s helpful to slice them into planks, not angled slices—this keeps the toppings where you want them.
Next, I laid a piece of prosciutto down, put a pear slice on top, and piled a few pieces of caramelized onion on top of the pear. I wrapped the prosciutto around the pear and onion, and voila!
Thanks to The Food Addicts for the inspiration! Note: they baked theirs for extra crisp and sizzle; I, well, forgot that step entirely. But my friends gobbled them down anyway! Enjoy.