Pears make a great addition to any appetizer spread. They are beautiful and festive, and their crisp, mild flavor pairs well with bolder cheeses and salty, cured meats.
That’s why I always like to include pears with a charcuterie board. And these prosciutto wrapped pears with blue cheese have all the elements you want in a tasty appetizer wrapped into one pretty little bundle.
The blue cheese is really delicious here (I used a buttermilk blue, which is extra creamy) but if you’re not a fan of blue cheese you can swap it for goat cheese, or another milder cheese of your choice.
I also love to finish these off with a drizzle of honey and a few sprigs of fresh thyme—both optional, but highly recommended!
Pears with Prosciutto and Blue Cheese
Yields 20-24 pieces
– 2-3 pears (I used green anjou)
– ¼ pound thinly sliced prosciutto
– ¼ pound blue cheese
– Honey (optional)
– Fresh thyme (optional)
1. Slice pears in half lengthwise, and then in half again. Remove the core and then slice the quarters into thinner slices.
2. Lay a little prosciutto down flat on a work surface and top with one pear slice, and a chunk of blue cheese. Wrap the cheese and pear with the prosciutto.
3. Drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves (if using).