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Pears & Arugula Wrapped in Prosciutto


Yields 12 pieces.

These look beautiful when presented together on a plate, spoke-fashion.

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  • 12 thin slices of prosciutto (about 1/3 lb.)
  • 12 leaves arugula, thick stem removed; more for garnish
  • 2 Anjou or Comice pears, cored and cut into 6 wedges each

Lay a piece of prosciutto on a flat surface and put an arugula leaf down the center. Put a pear wedge in the center of the arugula. Drape each end of the prosciutto over the pear. Arrange the pears, sticking outward, on a platter in a circular pattern, with arugula or fresh herbs in the center, if you like. This may be made 2 hours ahead, covered with plastic wrap, and refrigerated.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per piece; Calories (kcal): 60; Fat (g): fat g 1.5; Fat Calories (kcal): 16; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 0.5; Protein (g): protein g 5; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0.5; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 5; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 470; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 10; Fiber (g): fiber g 1;

Photo: Mark Thomas

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