Maximum Living Prosciutto Baked Pears with Fresh Mozzarella
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!
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
Preheat oven to 375 F
Slice cored Pears into 8 wedges
Blend honey and balsamic vinegar in a bowl, then dip the pear slices to coat.
Arrange on a non-stick baking sheet, bake for about 25 minutes, or until tender, turning once. Remove from oven and cool.
Cut the mozzarella into slices. The slices should be about as wide as the slice of prosciutto.
Place a slice of prosciutto flat on a board, and brush with crème fraiche.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Place a wedge of pear and a slice of mozzarella, at one end, leaving about ½ inch of prosciutto overlapping
Roll into a tight bundle, then skewer with a toothpick
Sprinkle with chopped praline pecans
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