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Proscuitto Wrapped Cheese & Pears

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2009-02-14 Appetizer
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Fresh pears are wrapped in prosciutto with a piece of spinach and a wedge of mozzarella cheese. The Italian relish is the perfect topper for these appetizers.

  • Servings: makes 24 pieces

Ingredients:

Italian Relish:
1× 12-oz Purchased Can Artichoke Hearts Drained & Diced Small
1 Large Sized Tomato Diced Small
½ cup sliced Mushrooms, drained and diced small
1 Large Size Banana Pepper, cored seeded and diced small
½ cup Black Olives, pitted and sliced thinly
½ cup Green Olives, pitted and sliced thinly
2 Tbsp Basil, finely chopped
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Black Pepper
4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced into 24 slices
¼ cup Lime Juice
1 lb Prosciutto, thinly sliced
24½ Inch Thick Wedges Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
24 Baby Spinach Leaves

Directions:

Place all the ingredients for Italian relish together in a blender or food processor. Pulse a couple of times, add oil while motor is still on and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a nice serving bowl.

After pears are sliced, place them in a medium size bowl and pour lime juice over them and toss until well coated.

Cut prosciutto into 24 pieces that measure 3-inches by 4-inches.

Slice cheese 1 by 3 inches.

To assemble, drain pears, lay out 1 piece of prosciutto, place one spinach leaf on, add a cheese slice then the pear slice and roll it up. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.

Place the relish bowl on a nice serving platter, place a serving spoon in the relish and place the rolls beside it. Everyone can spoon on as much as they want of the relish.