Maximum Living Prosciutto Baked Pears with Fresh Mozzarella

 

Maximum Living Prosciutto Baked Pears with Fresh Mozzarella

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Costco Product Recipe

You may not have considered this combination of ingredients to be a natural fit, but this Italian is sure to impress. Pears and pecans? Good. Mozzarella? Good. Prosciutto…? Gooooooood!

Ingredients

  • 6 Anjou Pears (cored and sliced)

  • 6 Tbsp Kirkland Signature™ Clover Honey

  • 2 Tbsp Kirkland Signature™ Aged Balsamic Vinegar

  • 36 Slices Prosciutto Di Parma

  • 4 Fresh Large Mozzarella Balls

  • 8 Tbsp Crème Fraiche

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Chopped Praline Pecans

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F

  2. Slice cored Pears into 8 wedges

  3. Blend honey and balsamic vinegar in a bowl, then dip the pear slices to coat.

  4. Arrange on a non-stick baking sheet, bake for about 25 minutes, or until tender, turning once. Remove from oven and cool.

  5. Cut the mozzarella into slices. The slices should be about as wide as the slice of prosciutto. 

Assembly

  1. Place a slice of prosciutto flat on a board, and brush with crème fraiche.

  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper

  3. Place a wedge of pear and a slice of mozzarella, at one end, leaving about ½ inch of prosciutto overlapping

  4. Roll into a tight bundle, then skewer with a toothpick

  5. Sprinkle with chopped praline pecans

  6. Drizzle remaining balsamic vinegar/honey over prepared hors d’oeuvres

Chef’s Tip:  Chopped pecans can also be added to the inside of the roll for a little extra hidden sweet crunch