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

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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 Pound Prosciutto
  • 1 Pear
  • Goats Milk Gouda, or cheese of choice
  • Honey


  • Slice the ciabatta open and layer prosciutto, pear, cheese and drizzle a generous amount of honey over the top.
    1 Loaf Ciabatta Bread, 1/2 Pound Prosciutto, Goats Milk Gouda, 1 Pear, Honey
  • 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.


Serving: 1gCalories: 1573kcalCarbohydrates: 216gProtein: 104.9gCholesterol: 158.8mgFiber: 21.1gSugar: 40.9g
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 500 Family Dinner Recipes Ideas

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