Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear Bites
Ask for paper-thin slices of meat at the deli counter.
Yield: Makes 8 appetizer servings (serving size: 2 bites)
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- 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.
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