Some dishes are expected during a classic Thanksgiving feast. You’ve got your stuffing (or dressing if it’s on the side), your cranberries, your turkey, your sweet potatoes, and your gravy. But, sometimes it’s nice to start off with something different, with some Italian pizzazz. Personally, we always love to start our meals with little apps that have some different flavors because the rest is so expected and usually so heavy.
So, let’s share with you a recipe for Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear and Goat Cheese that we got from our friends at Marcia Selden Catering. It’s super easy to make and won’t take up too much of your meal prep time, either.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear and Goat Cheese (Makes 12)
½ lb thinly sliced Prosciutto
2 T Butter
2 oz Goat Cheese
2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Using a mini muffin pan, take one piece of prosciutto and fold it into the cup of a pre-sprayed (we use Pam) mini muffin tin to form a cup. Place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. (check after 10 minutes to be sure that they don’t burn. Let the cups cool completely.
Peel and dice the pears, saute in butter until translucent, set aside.
Spoon pears into the prosciutto cups and top with a small amount of goat cheese and then sprinkle with a few leaves of fresh thyme. Pop in the oven for just enough time for the cheese to melt, and serve.