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Prosciutto and Pastry-Wrapped Warm Gouda with Pear Compote

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  • Author: Stacey M Doyle
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x


This warm gouda appetizer is wrapped in prosciutto and then puff pastry and baked until gooey. Serve the warm cheese topped with pear compote and toasted walnuts for edible bliss.



For the Pear Compote:

  • Click the link above for the recipe.

For the Toasted Walnuts:

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Walnuts (roughly chopped)

For the Gouda:

  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry (thawed and rolled out to about a 16 x 16)
  • 46 oz thinly sliced Prosciutto
  • 1 8 oz round of Smoked Gouda (I used an Applewood Smoked Gouda)
  • 1 egg (whisked with a splash of water to use as egg wash)


  1. Make the pear compote, click the link above for the recipe.
  2. While the Pear Compote is cooling, you can toast the Walnuts. In a skillet over medium heat add the Butter and heat until melted. Add in the Walnuts, stirring occasionally and cook for 3 – 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the Puff Pastry sheet until it is approximately 16 x 16 and about 1/8 inch thick. Any excess can be trimmed if needed.
  5. Wrap 6 – 8 slices of Prosciutto around the entire wheel of Gouda (it doesn’t have to be perfect, just cover the Gouda on all sides).
  6. Lay the rolled out Puff Pastry on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Place the Prosciutto wrapped Gouda in the center of the rolled out Puff Pastry sheet, and starting with one corner at a time drape pastry over the Gouda until you have enclosed it.
  8. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the whisked Egg Wash over the Puff Pastry.
  9. Bake in the center of a preheated 400°F oven for 35 – 45 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed.
  10. Mix the Pear Compote with the toasted Walnuts and spoon over the top of the Baked Gouda and enjoy!


You can make the Pear Compote 2 – 3 days before serving, just keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

The Walnuts have the best texture and flavor when toasted on the day needed, and stirred into the pear compote just before topping off the Baked Gouda.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
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