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Prosciutto and Melon with Pear Mostarda

Mostarda is a traditional Italian condiment combining fruit with mustard seeds, in this case pears, into a syrupy condiment with a little heat. The spiciness of the mustard in the mostarda contrasts just enough with the sweetness from the melon and pear, making it the perfect twist on a prosciutto and melon appetizer. Impress your guests with this flavorful Prosciutto and Melon with Pear Mostarda and surely they will never forget the luscious flavor of this unique appetizer.

Prosciutto Di Parma Caramele


  • 1 pound ripe pears
  • Splash dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon American mustard
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 ripe melon
  • 16 ounces Prosciutto di Parma, thinly sliced


Peel, core and quarter the pears. In a 2 quart pot over medium-low heat, combine the pears, a splash of white wine and the mustard. Cook, stirring frequently, until all liquid has been evaporated and the pears break down to an applesauce consistency, 15-20 minutes. Let cool until warm.

Transfer fruit mixture to food processor; pulse, adding butter 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and cohesive. Let cool completely before refrigerating where it will keep for 3 to 5 days.

To serve, cut melon into 1/2-inch cubes. Arrange melon on a large plate with slices of Prosciutto di Parma draped around them. Smear a dollop of Pear Mostarda onto the plate.

Number of servings (yield): Approximately 10


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