Roasted Pears with Prosciutto & Sage

"New from the Kitchen"
Recipe of the Month - November 2015

Appetizers & Sorbets: Roasted Pears with Prosciutto & Sage

With fall and Thanksgiving upon us, I found this appetizer at the Food Network. It is a tasty addition to your cocktail party selections. Very easy to make, we used this at a recent reception for 125 and received terrific reviews, plus there weren't any left.

4 medium Bosc pears, stemmed, cored and cut into sixths

24 fresh sage leaves

4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into thirds lengthwise

Place a rack in the upper third of the over and heat to 450 degrees. Place 1 sage leaf on a pear slice and secure by wrapping 1 piece prosciutto like a belt around the pear. Repeat to make all 24 pieces.

Evenly space pears on a baking sheet and place in oven to cook until prosciutto is crisp and pears lightly softened, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately. Pears can be assembled up to 2 hours ahead. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Pears can be served uncooked if desired.