Savory and Sweet

A New Year’s party also needs appetizer treats, not just dessert. So, I also decided to make a savory treat. My MIL brought these over for Christmas Eve and I had to send the boys away from the kitchen just to ensure that the rest of us got to enjoy a few. She didn’t really have a recipe, but I have put one together to make it easier to share.

Proscuitto Pear Cups

Prep 30 mins ∙ Cook 15 mins ∙ Makes 48 cups


  • 24 thin slices proscuitto, cut in half
  • 2 pears, diced in ¼” cubes
  • ~5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • crushed black pepper
  • 8 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 T. chopped fresh thyme


Press ½ slice of proscuitto into 48 mini muffin cups and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes to form crisp cups.


While they bake, sauté the pears in a touch of olive oil with the sprigs of thyme and a couple quick grinds of black pepper.

When the cups are done set them on your serving tray and put goat cheese in the bottom of each cup. Follow with a layer of pears. Sprinkle the remaining goat cheese over everything and then follow with the chopped thyme.


Happy New Year! Welcome 2016 and goodbye to 2015!


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