Pears wrapped with prosciutto, served with parmesan wafers

Serves: N/A

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes


  • 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

Method for the Parmesan wafers

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 3cms between each round.

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.

Method for the pears

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.

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