Recipe: Prosciutto Pear Rocket Canapes

Weekend recipe: Prosciutto, Pear and Rocket Canapes

Nikki Parkinson Food and Wine, Life 17 Comments

I wasn’t kidding when I talked to you about my love of the canape. Yep, love them.

So, in my quest to create and eat more without coming out the other side of Christmas (click away my veggie friends) looking like an animal from which the main ingredient of this recipe came, I’m bringing you another recipe that’s on the healthy side of the canape equation.

These Prosciutto, Pear and Rocket Canapes were served up at the Melbourne Cup function I attended and being the Canape Queen that I am, I deconstructed them there and then onto my little paper napkin.

After downing one, I was particularly curious to find out what was in these tasty packages.

The sweetness of the pear, the saltiness of the prosciutto and the peppery after thought of the rocket? Yep, a flavour match made for afternoon drinkies.

And so quick and easy to put together.

In fact you could whip these babies up as quick as it takes someone else to pour the G&Ts.

Prosciutto, Pear and Rocket Canapes

Recipe: Prosciutto Pear Rocket Canapes


  • 1 ripe but firm pear
  • 125g good quality prosciutto
  • Handful of baby rocket leaves


  1. Slice “cheeks” from sides of pear.
  2. Thinly slice each cheek into 2mm wide slices.
  3. Cut each prosciutto slice in half to create two longish lengths.
  4. Place prosciutto slices flat on bench.
  5. On top, add one or two slices of pear and a couple of rocket leaves.
  6. Roll up to secure.
TIP: If you’re wanting to make these ahead of time, then squeeze lemon juice over the pear slices before rolling in prosciutto.

Too easy. Why not whip them up this weekend?

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  • karen

    Was thinking of making these on the weekend but worrying that the pear will go brown. Can you make them an hour or two before?

    • Hi Karen, I made them again on the weekend and realised I forgot to add in here that if you do want to make ahead, just squeeze lemon juice over the pear slices. Will add to post now!

  • Niki

    Nikki these look very delicious.. have made something similar before but with blue cheese/stilton and no rocket. Going to try your version and then mine with the addition of the cheese.. yummo

  • Amy @ Absolute Amy

    This looks delicious and super easy. Thanks for sharing! A x

  • Leanne

    These look delicious but that G&T sitting there looks even better!!

  • Karen

    Yum! I will definitely be trying these out.

  • Lisa mckenzie

    Yum yes these could be on the menu this weekend I could eat canapes for lunch and dinner as well,I prefer my portions small ,Thank you Nikki for the recipe x

    • Me too and I’ve been to a function where they served breakfast canapes. So we could go all day! x

  • Suggestion: could the Canape Queen please put together an ebook of all her favourite canapes? I for one would buy it and refer to it often. Your canape recipes rock! x

    • LOL – now that would be fun to create, wouldn’t it? Lots of taste testing and several G&Ts!