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).

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Allyson Meyler

Allyson Meyler cooks, photographs, and eats the recipes found on her blog Reclaiming Yesterday. After struggling with her own health issues—and becoming frustrated with the Western medical system—Allyson took it upon herself to search for healing. She found relief through diet and lifestyle changes, and became a strong believer in food as medicine. She now shares her recipes and experiences through her blog in hopes to inspire others to get into the kitchen and take control of their health—and to eat some delicious food along the way! Follow along on Instagram and Facebook.