Valentines Day is always a blast in our household – though I like to think every day is a good time. While I’m not a huge romantic, we ended up haphazardly starting a tradition a couple of years ago where we create a craft brewery crawl to lovingly celebrate the festive holiday each year. The tradition may not stick around forever, but it’s treating us well for the time being.
While a brewery crawl is not what I would call a “fancy” tradition, we do like to bring a little class to the party. We’ll still dress up a bit and go out to dinner. And this time around, I made some amazingly tasty appetizers to start the weekend off right! These prosciutto wrapped pears with blue cheese and gorgonzola were incredibly delicious, very simple to pull together in a hurry, and were not the typical, unhealthy cheese and crackers we’ve all gotten used to seeing in our app spreads.
In order to make these delicious delicacies in your own home, check out the below. Plan for an extra ten minutes before dinner and you ready to impress! I have included the detailed descriptions with pictures. As always, if you make these, please let me know your thoughts, too!.
- Two pears
- 2-3 oz of prosciutto
- Wedge of blue cheese or gorgonzola
- Tooth picks
Clean and slice your pears. I made several for other folks that were going to be enjoying these snacks, as well. Slice the prosciutto into long thin strips and divide the cheese into equal chunks. Try to make the amounts of each ingredient relatively equal, but don’t worry about being too perfect.
Put a small piece of cheese on each slice of pear, primarily focused on centering the majority of the cheese. Then wrap the long strip of prosciutto around the center section. I recommend starting to wrap on the side of the pear where you’ve placed the cheese. For some reason, the wrapping seemed to stick a bit tighter that way.
Place the toothpick through the full wrap, starting on the side where you’ve placed the cheese. Make sure that the toothpick goes all the way through the wrap to make sure that it sticks. I ran out of cheese and wrapped prosciutto around a plain pear and it was still incredibly tasty, so don’t worry about following this step exactly.
From the picture above, you can tell that I made extra to be snacks to enjoy later. If you decide to do the same, then I recommend just a small bit of fresh lemon juice on the pear slices prior to taking the steps previously mentioned, as this will keep them from browning as quickly as normal. These do store fairly well for a couple of days, so I definitely suggest making a few extra wraps for good measure.
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