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He is Risen! Hallelujah! Easter has arrived, Christ has conquered death, and we celebrate the resurrection of the body with — what else? — flesh. If the idea of pears with cheese and bacon strikes you as a little strange, remember there is nothing stranger than the God Incarnate who suffered, died, and rose. Embrace the strangeness of Easter, and give this a shot. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.


Baked Pears with Prosciutto

4-5 pears, whichever variety is freshest and sweetest that day. These are red Anjou.
½ cup white wine
2 tsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. dry sage
½ tsp. dry basil
¾ –1 cup grated gruyere cheese
~4 strips prosciutto

Preheat oven to 400. Peel and slice the pears and lay them in a single layer in a baking dish. Whisk together wine, lemon juice, and seasonings. Pour the mixture over the pears. Top with grated cheese. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. I judge them ready when the cheese turns brown. While they’re baking, crisp the prosciutto in a frying pan, about 2 minutes per side. Slice into thin strips and serve over the pears. Enjoy!

Copyright 2019 Karen Ullo