Prosciutto, Asian Pear and Date Canapes with Sauces’n Love Mint Pesto

Prosciutto, Asian Pear and Date Canapes with Sauces’n Love Mint Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 Jar Sauces’n Love Mint Pesto
  • 2 medium Asian pears (about 1 pound total)
  • 20 pitted dates (preferably Medjool)
  • 7 Neufchâtel (about 3 1/2 ounces)
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto

 

Preparation:

  1. On a cutting board hold 1 Asian pear, stem side up, and cut down through pear just to right of stem, cutting off largest piece of fruit possible and avoiding core. Turn pear so cut side faces you and cut again in same manner. Cut off remaining 2 sides of pear in same manner and discard core. Put 1 piece, cut side down, on cutting board and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut remaining pieces of pear in same manner. Repeat procedure with remaining pear. You should have about forty 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  2. Halve each date lengthwise and fill indentation in each half with 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese.
  3. Cut prosciutto into 3- by 3/4-inch strips.
  4. Top a pear slice with 2 teaspoons of Sauces’n Love Mint Pesto and top Mint Pesto with a date half, filling side down.
  5. Fold a piece of prosciutto lengthwise in half and wrap crosswise over pear and date, tucking ends underneath. Make more canapés in same manner.
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