Jeff’s Prosciutto Pear Sandwich

Jeff's Prosciutto Pear Sandwich

Prep Time: 15min | Total Time: 20min | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. Jeff’s Garden Non-Pareil Capers, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. dry toasted pine nuts (pignolias)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 Italian ciabatta loaf, cut into 4 pieces
  • 8 oz. prosciutto (plain, not smoked)
  • 1 ripe Bartlett or Anjou pear, sliced into thin wedges
  • 8 oz. Jeff’s Garden Roasted Bell Peppers
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, washed and chopped
  • A few sprigs fresh basil, main stems trimmed off
  • Sea salt, to taste*

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to broil.

In a small bowl, combine the Gorgonzola cheese, crushed garlic, non-pareil capers, pine nuts, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Mix well, and set aside.
Spread one side of each sandwich roll with 2 tablespoonfuls of the Gorgonzola cheese mixture.

Next, layer each sandwich with 2 oz. prosciutto, 3 slices of pear, and some roasted red bell pepper strips.

Top each sandwich with several spinach leaves plus a few basil leaves. Drizzle the greens with a dash each, olive oil, sea salt, and additional black pepper, if desired.

Fold the sandwiches closed, and broil, on the center rack, for about 5 minutes, or until bread is just toasted. Enjoy!