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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

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Prosciutto and Pear Panini

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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


  • 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 [b]see note[/b] 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 Facts
Prosciutto and Pear Panini
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1573
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 158.8mg53%
Carbohydrates 216g72%
Fiber 21.1g88%
Sugar 40.9g45%
Protein 104.9g210%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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

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

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  • 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!

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

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

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

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Family Favorite Grilling Recipes for This Summer!