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Prosciutto with Carmalized Pears

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 3 Pears (bosc preferred)
  • 3 tb Olive Oil (Ext-Virg. pref.)
  • Salt and feshly ground black
  • - pepper
  • 3 tb Blue cheese (gorgonzola
  • - dolce* preferred)
  • 3 tb Mascarpone cheese*
  • 12 sl (thin) prosciutto
  • -(prosciutto di parma pref.)
  • 6 Sprigs of Watercress (or
  • - more to taste)
  • 1/4 c Skinned & toasted haxelnuts
  • - (or walnuts)


(* Availabel at Italian markets and some specialty food stores)

I. Heat oven to 375 deg. Wash and fry pears, slice them in half
lengthwise. Rub the pear halves all over with a tablespoon of olive oil
and season with salt and pepper. Place, cut side down, on a heavy sheet pan
and roast on a rack set low in the oven until soft and cut sides have
browned and caramelized (40 -45 min.)

II. Meanwhile, place blue cheese and mascarpone in mixer and cream
together. Tast and season with salt an pepper if desired. Set aside.
Arrange 2 slices of prosciutto on each of 6 plates and position a
watercress sprig on the side.

III. When the pears are soft, remove them from the oven. Remove the
cores with a spoon. (Recipe may be done aheat to this point. Reheat oven
before continuing.) Place 1 Tablespooon of the cheese mixture into the
hollow of each pear half. Return to the oven until cheeses melt (5 -7

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