Prosciutto Filled with Happiness

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As soon as I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it for the name alone. How can you say no to happiness?

It was the perfect little nibbly. I was getting together with my university roommates and we were going out for Italian, so it made sense to start the night off with some Italian wine and a prosciutto based appetizer. While this recipe doesn’t involve too much actual cooking, the putting together aspect of it was a little tiresome – half the time I just wanted to pop the piece I was working on into my mouth.

Prosciutto Filled with Happiness

Ingredients:

1/4 cup pine nuts

About 20 thin slices of good-quality prosciutto

1 small bunch arugula

1/4 pound gorgonzola (I bought some Borgonzola, a blue Brie, which was amazing)

1/4 cup currants

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Spread the pine nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F until they turn golden brown. Keep a close eye on these because they go from golden brown to burned very quicklys. Transfer them to a small bowl and let them cool.

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Cut each slice of prosciutto in half, crosswise. Don’t worry if they’re not perfect. Top each half-slice with a small piece of arugula, a dab of gorgonzola, a few pine nuts, and few currents. Then roll them into little mini horns.
Arrange on a platter and serve.

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Happy to share the happiness with these awesome ladies.

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