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!