Dazzle your guests with this quick, fancy and delicious appetizer at your next dinner party!


  • 4 Williams pears

  • 150g Parmesan cheese, grated

  • Non-stick baking paper

  • 300g finely sliced Prosciutto

  • 75g baby rocket leaves

  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • For the Parmesan Wafers:

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Take spoonfuls of parmesan (3 teaspoons in each) and sprinkle into 12 rounds on the non-stick baking paper, allowing a gap of 3 cms between each round.

  • 2.

    Place the baking trays in the oven and cook the Parmesan for 7 – 8 minutes or until spread and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little.

  • For the Pears:

  • 1.

    Quarter the pears and remove the cores, cut the quarters in half. Wrap each piece of pear in a slice of Prosciutto, cutting the slices in half if they are large. Arrange on serving plates, with some wafers and a handful of rocket leaves.

  • 2.

    Drizzle the oil over the Prosciutto wrapped pears and grind over fresh black pepper. Serve immediately.


Note: If you would like to make the pears in advance, brush the cut edges with lemon juice. Store the Parmesan wafers in an airtight container if making in advance

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Recipe courtesy of Horticulture Australia Limited.

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