This time of year my EZ-Store Rotisserie lives on my counter top. With the cooler weather at hand, its time for family-style dinners of rotisserie chicken,leg of lamb, crispy duck and of course our Thanksgiving turkey.  But the rotisserie is the perfect tool for so much more than just meat. I use mine with the included rotisserie basket to make fish, turkey burgers, rotisserie vegetables, caramel apples or whip up a quick holiday appetizer such as these Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears with Stilton Cheese.

wrapped pearsI use my EZ-Store Rotisserie oven to cook these pears (and so much more) instead of a pan and the oven for quite a few reasons. The continuous rotating of of the rotisserie insures that both sides of my food is evenly browned, there is no need to add olive oil to a pan to prevent sticking which would make these pears taste greasy instead of fresh.  And finally, turning on the oven makes it very warm in the kitchen… too warm for comfort. So with a group of 10 visiting last week for a potluck book club all I needed was my EZ-Store Rotisserie and 10 minutes to whip out my own potluck dish.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears with Stilton Cheese
Serves: 18 portions
Cook time: 7-8 Minutes

Ingredients

  • IMG_60963 Bartlett or Anjou pears (not quite ripe)
  • 10 slices of prosciutto
  • 4 ounces of Stilton blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • ¼ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons pomegranate kernels
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Slice each pear in half. Use melon baller to remove seeds. Then, slice each half into 3 equal pieces. You should end up with 18 slices of pear.
  • Slice each piece of prosciutto half lengthwise. Helpful Tip – Slice prosciutto on the paper that separates the slices.
  • Salt and pepper the pear slices and wrap it with a slice of the cut prosciutto. Try to cover as much of the pear slices as you can, not overlapping prosciutto.
  • Place wrapped pears into your EZ-Store Rotisserie basket and into the rotisserie (See your EZ-Store Instruction Manual for further information).  Cook for 7-8 minutes.IMG_6103
  • While pears are warming combine in a small microwave-safe bowl; orange marmalade, balsamic vinegar and salted butter. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir to incorporate.
  • When pears are done they will be softened and the prosciutto slightly crispy. Carefully remove from rotisserie basket and place onto plate.
  • Drizzle the warm marmalade sauce evenly over pears and top each pear with a portion of Stilton cheese. Sprinkle pomegranate kernels over pears, then salt a pepper to taste. Serve warm.