TT Tip: For extra-crisp prosciutto-wrapped pears, after the pears have baked, adjust the oven rack to the upper-most position and broil the pears for 1 to 2 minutes. (Watch the pears as they cook as broiler intensity varies).
Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears with Maple Syrup and Cracked Peppercorns
Yield: Serves 12
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons cracked black peppercorns, divided
12 slices (6 ounces) prosciutto, halved lengthwise
2 Bartlett pears--halved, cored and each half cut into 6 equal slices (24 slices total)