Pear Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Bites

Simplicity at it’s finest. The contrast in sweetness, saltiness and umami makes this appetizer a winner. If you can’t stomach blue cheese this is also great with goat cheese. You can also substitute apples for pears if you prefer.

Pear Gorgonzola and Proscuitto Bites

Pear Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Bites

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 6


  • 2 ripe pears, sliced into ½ inch thick pieces

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 3oz blue cheese, cut into bite sized pieces

  • 6oz prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise

  • Drizzle of honey or balsamic glaze

  • Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish


Toss the sliced pears and the lemon juice together in a medium sized bowl. This will help delay the oxidization (browning) of the pears.  Top each pear slice with a small piece of blue cheese, wrap with prosciutto and drizzle with honey or balsamic glaze. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and enjoy!

Pear Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Bites