Baked Cheese Pear and Prosciutto Crescent Roll Appetizers

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  • These Crescent Roll Appetizers are filled with a sweet, salty and savory combination of Baked Cheese, pear and prosciutto. It’s one of the most delicious Fall Appetizers that will have everyone talking – just four ingredients and you’re all set!

    baked cheese pear and prosciutto crescent roll appetizer in a dish with flowers and pears

    I’m back with another Tastes of the Season recipe along with several friends! Today I’m sharing an easy appetizer full of fall flavor using one of my favorite shortcuts!

    Crescent Roll Appetizers

    We all love the flavors of fall, but I can’t let pumpkin and apple have all the fun. While I love to bake with those delicious flavors, I also love the savory combinations that work so beautifully for fall. I wanted to create fall appetizers that would capture the essence of the season, and these crescent roll appetizers filled with baked cheese, pear and prosciutto certainly do just that! 

    crescent roll appetizer in an ironstone dish

    Pears don’t get enough credit in the fall flavor scene! Their mild, sweet flavor works beautifully with a variety of sweet and savory combinations. Even better, because they are often a little softer than apples, they take less time to bake! You won’t believe how quick and easy these incredible fall appetizers are. The combination of warm crescent rolls, fontina cheese, prosciutto and pear slices is absolutely mouth-watering. Let’s get started! 

    I love to give a lot of detail with my recipes to help answer reader questions. If you’re ready to head straight to the printable recipe, feel free to do so now! 

    Baked Cheese Pear and Prosciutto Fall Appetizer Ingredients

    A warm, baked cheese fall appetizer has never been easier – I promise! You’ll need very little to create these crescent roll appetizers and they will be the star of the show. So filling and full of flavor! 

    All four of the ingredients for these fall appetizers will keep in your fridge for some time- perfect to have on hand for fall entertaining. It’s so easy to whip these up whenever company drops by or you want to create something that feels special, even on a weeknight! 

    savory crescent roll appetizer stuffed with pear

    • Prosciutto – If you’ve never had Prosciutto, you’re missing out! It’s an Italian dry-cured ham that is sliced incredibly thin and full of salty flavor. It’s the perfect foil to the sweet pear in this recipe! 
    • Crescent Rolls – these are one of my favorite shortcuts. It’s simply a packaged dough that requires no effort at all- simply pop the can and use it anywhere! 
    • Bartlett Pear – you can use any kind of pear that is available, but Bartlett pears are our favorite. They are sweet, perfectly textured and smell delicious! 
    • Fontina – this is a semi-soft cheese that has a buttery, nutty flavor. It works beautifully with the sweet flavor of pear and the salty Prosciutto slices.

    cresecent roll appetizer in a linen lined bowl with pears next to it

    How to Make These Pear and Prosciutto Appetizers

    These could not be easier to throw together for your next dinner party. They will be an incredible addition to your Thanksgiving dinner line-up, too! Just a few steps and you’re on your way.

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a medium cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Slice 8 1/4 inch thick slices of cheese. Remove the rind. Slice the pear into 16 thin half moon slices.
    3. Roll out crescent dough on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cut (or pull) into triangles- mine were already pre-sliced into the crescent roll shape. 
    4. Add a slice of prosciutto to dough. Top with cheese slice. Roll, and then before you do the final roll of the point of the triangle, tuck two thin slices of pear on top of the roll. Firmly pull the triangle over the pear slices and seal under the roll.
    5. Continue that process until all 8 rolls are prepared.
    6. Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes until golden.
    7. Serve warm.

    how to make baked cheese pear in crescent roll on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

     Variations of These Crescent Roll Appetizers

    • Fontina melts beautifully, but if you can’t find it or want to try something else, no worries! 
    • Blue cheese is very popular with pear – that would be a fun way to switch things up instead of Fontina. 
    • Yes, you can use traditional thinly-sliced ham for these, but prosciutto is a little more elegant and interesting.
    • Want to spice things up a little? Add a touch of my allspice seasoning mix to the crescent roll dough once it’s rolled out! That will make these appetizers even more delicious and fragrant. 

    baked cheese pear and prosciutto appetizer in a linen lined bowl

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    Baked Cheese Pear and Prosciutto Crescent Roll Appetizers

    These Crescent Roll Appetizers are filled with a sweet, salty and savory combination of Baked Cheese, pear and prosciutto. It's one of the most delicious Fall Appetizers that will have everyone talking- just four ingredients and you're all set!  

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword appetizer, easy appetizer, easy appetizer recipe, fall, fall food, fall recipe
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Servings 8 people
    Calories 257 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 8 slices prosciutto
    • 1 can crescent rolls
    • 1 bartlett pear
    • 8 ounces fontina

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a medium cookie sheet with parchment paper.

    2. Slice 8 1/4 inch thick slices of cheese. Remove the rind. Slice the pear into 16 thin half moon slices.

    3. Roll out crescent rolls on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cut into triangles.

    4. Add a slice of prosciutto to dough. Top with cheese slice. Roll, and then before you do the final roll of the point of the triangle, tuck two thin slices of pear on top of the roll.

    5. Firmly pull the triangle over the pear slices and seal under the roll.

    6. Continue that process until all 8 rolls are prepared.

    7. Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes until golden.

    8. Let cool until the cheese has set a bit and then add to a towel lined serving bowl.

    Recipe Notes

    *You can also use sheets of frozen puff pastry for this recipe. Simply allow them to thaw to room temp and wrap in a similar fashion, bake until golden. 

    *You can also sub a different type of cheese! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Baked Cheese Pear and Prosciutto Crescent Roll Appetizers
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 257 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 9g45%
    Cholesterol 38mg13%
    Sodium 502mg21%
    Potassium 56mg2%
    Carbohydrates 15g5%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 9g18%
    Vitamin A 259IU5%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 158mg16%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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