Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear Bites

Ask for paper-thin slices of meat at the deli counter.


Makes 8 appetizer servings (serving size: 2 bites)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes


1 ripe pear, unpeeled
1/2 cup lemon-lime soft drink
1 1/2 cups loosely packed arugula
1 (1-oz.) package fresh basil
4 very thin prosciutto or country ham slices
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


1. Cut pear into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices (about 16). Toss together pear slices and lemon-lime soft drink to prevent browning; drain. Place 1 pear slice on top of 3 arugula leaves and 1 to 2 basil leaves.

2. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 strips. Wrap center of each pear bundle with 1 prosciutto strip. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with pepper.

Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed. Cover bites with damp paper towels, and chill 30 minutes.


September 2008
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