Friends, I messed up. We made paninis and I had used the last of the cranberry sauce (which you will see next week), but then I decided that pear and honey would be waaaaaaaaaay more delicious. So, I did, I made a pear, honey and prosciutto panini. It was awesome. DELICIOUS. Warm, melty, crunchy, salty, and sweet. HEAVEN! Then, I realized I never took a picture. But we were sooooooo full and plus all of the pear and cheese were gone so what was the point in trying to re-create it? DANGIT!!!!!!!!!!!! So, dear friends please picture the sweet deliciousness in your little minds.
This Prosciutto and Pear Panini was made with goats milk gouda so I could eat it. We loved it, but I totally get that not everyone will want to use goats milk gouda. Feel free to substitute smoked gouda or fontina. I think fontina would be fannnntastic.
Is Prosciutto Bacon?
Prosciutto is very different from bacon.
Prosciutto is made from the hind leg of a pig (ham).
Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced.
What Can I Substitute For Prosciutto?
Substitute thinly sliced bacon.
Instead of frying the bacon, blanch it in boiling water for a few minutes until the meat becomes tender and translucent.
Are Pears Good For You?
Eating one medium pear provides 12 percent of daily vitamin C needs, as well as vitamin K, potassium and smaller amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, and folate.
Prosciutto and Pear Panini
Recipe By Me
- 1 Loaf Ciabatta Bread
- 1/2 LB Prosciutto
- Goats Milk Gouda (or cheese of choice)
- 1 Pear
- Slice the ciabatta open and layer prosciutto, pear, cheese and drizzle a generous amount of honey over the top.
- Top with ciabatta and drizzle olive oil over each side.
- Place in a panini press see note and grill until gooey.
If you don't have a panini press just use a skillet and set a heavy pan or pot on top of the sandwich. Half way through flip the sandwich so each side gets grilled.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1573 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 158.8mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 216g Fiber: 21.1g Sugar: 40.9g Protein: 104.9g