Prosciutto and Pear Panini



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.


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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

Prosciutto and Pear Panini

Prosciutto and Pear Panini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Recipe By Me

  • 1 Loaf Ciabatta Bread
  • 1/2 LB Prosciutto
  • Goats Milk Gouda (or cheese of choice)
  • Honey
  • 1 Pear


  1. Slice the ciabatta open and layer prosciutto, pear, cheese and drizzle a generous amount of honey over the top.
  2. Top with ciabatta and drizzle olive oil over each side.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1573 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 158.8mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 216g Fiber: 21.1g Sugar: 40.9g Protein: 104.9g


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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6 comments on “Prosciutto and Pear Panini”

  1. Ohhh My! That sounds like an amazing sandwich. Love the addition of the pear

  2. This looks fantastic! I am always looking for a great sandwich idea for my church lunch. 🙂

  3. What a tasty combo. I made pear jam this fall and I think this sounds like a perfect way to use it! Thanks and way to go on the creativity!

  4. I am definetely going to make this for lunch one day. thanks!!

  5. I can imagine how great it is, honey is a great addition to sandwiches especially grilled a bit.

  6. definitely gonna take this idea and go make lunch! thanks!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes