Proscuitto Wrapped Pears with Balsamic Glaze

I love to make a fancy little appetizer, especially if it's super easy. 

This appetizer is exactly that. 
I saw a picture of this in a magazine a few years ago and thought that it would be delicious. 
I love the combination of sweet and savory.

Proscuitto Wrapped Pears with Balsamic Glaze

1 large onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Bartlett or Bosc pears
16 thin slices prosciutto
16 slivers of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Thinly slice the onion and place in a nonstick pan with the oil over low heat.  Cook until the onions are carmelized.  Add the sugar and stir until all of the sugar is melted.  Remove from heat and set aside. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Peel the pears and cut each into 8 wedges.  Place a small amount of the onions on each pear, top with a sliver of cheese, and wrap with prosciutto.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake until the proscuitto is crispy, about 10 minutes.

While cooking the pears, heat the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half.

Place pears on a serving platter and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.

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  1. I love simple savory appetizers. What a lovely choice for guests and this upcoming festive season.

  2. These look so good. I usually wrap cantalope, but I may have to try pears ~ yummy :0)

  3. So pretty AND delicious looking. (I love your blue background here too!)

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Sabrina, your recipes always speak to me!!

    I featured you today for Mangia Mondays! Thanks so much for linking up. :)

  5. This looks SO good! I'm adding this to our Christmas Dinner menu.