December 03, 2013

Peaches, Crispy Prosciutto, Roquefort and Truffle Honey Canapes

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The holiday season is drawing near, and so is the season of fantastic produce!!! This year, peaches caught my eye, and I have soft spot for peaches grilled with a touch of butter. And you know what goes well with stone fruit? The salty cured porky goodness called prosciutto.

And how better than to share that with friends than to put it on a canapé for the holidays?

This recipe is so simple I almost didn't want to call it a recipe.

I used:

Peaches, pitted and cut into 8ths
Prosciutto, 1 slice per canapè
Roquefort
Rocket, to garnish
Truffle honey
Butter
Crackers

To pit the peaches, just half it vertically, and twist gently to separate the two halves. It can get a bit soft when the peaches are really ripe, so it might get a touch fiddle-y. Then, carefully, use a paring knife to take the pit out. Cut each peach half into quarters, giving you 8 wedges per peach. Give it a bit of colour in a pan or under a grill with a touch of butter.

For the prosciutto, lay out flat pieces on a non-stick pan on medium heat. Some of that fat will render out, and the prosciutto will start curling slightly and get crispy. When it's all nice and brown - it will still be slightly limp - place them on to a flat tray lined with paper towels. You can keep them warm in the oven, or even do them the day before. They stay crispy in an airtight container for up to three days.

The rest is just an assembly job. Place two wedges of peach on your cracker, one if your cracker is small, and crumble over the roquefort. Or any blue cheese you like. Top with the crispy prosciutto and arrange on a platter. Drizzle over honey and scatter over rocket for colour and some flavour.

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And there you have it, canapés that are easy to assemble, and can be prepared ahead of time. What's your favourite canapé for the party season? 

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5 Comments:

At December 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM , Blogger gaby @ lateraleating said...

Are these the ones you were supposed to bring to the Xmas picnic? They look delish! My fave go-to is bacon-wrapped dates and all the variations you can come up with.

 
At December 4, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Ooh love the idea of combining peaches with prosciutto!

 
At December 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM , OpenID nessyeater said...

Very clever idea! Now I don't have to eat plain crackers ever again. :P

 
At December 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Tammi Kwok said...

Yes they are! Great idea Gaby, I'm going to post a recipe for prosciutto wrapped figs soon..

 
At December 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous Rachael | Spache the Spatula said...

Mmm, I LOVE easy apps like this that take basically no time, but have huge flavor. Peaches + prosciutto is one of my very favorite pairings, and since I'm kind of a sucker for truffles, I can already tell that this would be very agreeable with my tastebuds :P

 

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