Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Prosciutto Pear Cups Appetizer

Prosciutto Pear Cups Appetizer

I went searching for a new appetizer to serve to my guests on New Year's Eve and I stumbled upon this little gem! I love that it's easy to make but looks very gourmet!  I also love that the prosciutto is cooked because I'm just not a fan of raw prosciutto! The flavors are perfect...slightly sweet with a touch of saltiness! I found this recipe on a food site called Spinach Tiger. I tweaked the ingredients and preparation to suit my taste. I used thyme instead of sage and I omitted the ginger. I wrapped the prosciutto around the outside of the mini muffin pan instead of placing the prosciutto on the inside of the mini muffin cups. This made the cups a perfect size for the pear chunks. I'll be making this often from now on!

Prosciutto Pear Cups Appetizer
Prosciutto Pear Cups
makes about 16 cups

1/2 lb. very thinly sliced prosciutto
2 pears, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
2 tbls. butter
1 tsp. fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Turn a mini muffin pan upside-down and wrap each prosciutto slice around each mini muffin cup to form prosciutto cups.
 You should have about 16 cups.
Bake for 10 minutes.
While the cups are baking sauté the pear cubes in a small sauce pan with the butter and thyme. Saute until heated through. Remove from heat.
Carefully remove each prosciutto cup from the mini muffin pan and fill with the sauteed pears. Best served warm or room temp.

This post belongs to My Recipe Journey food blog.


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