Pears with Blue Cheese & Prosciutto

pear bleu cheese arugula

With December upon us, you’re sure to be asked to bring an hors d’oeuvre or two to a holiday party. While we can all oblige with our favorite stand-by recipes, I love it when I discover something new and delicious.

This idea is less of a recipe than it is instructions for assembly, perfect for those of you who aren’t looking for anything too complicated, but still want a dish that will dazzle.

The classic combination of pear, bleu cheese and prosciutto – sweet and salty with a little hint of bitter from the arugula and tart from the lemon juice – it’s just perfection on a plate. Enjoy!

Pears With Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

Ingredients:

  • 2 pears (such as Bosc or Barlett) each cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 8 slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise

Directions:

1)   In a large bowl, toss the pears and lemon juice.

2)   Place a wedge of pear, one arugula leaf, and one chunk of cheese on a piece of prosciutto and roll up.  You may secure with a toothpick.

 

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