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  • Set a small strainer over a heatproof bowl. Heat about 1/2 inch of olive or canola oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add the sliced prosciutto and sage leaves and fry just until crisp, 1 to 3 minutes. Drain in the strainer then spread out on a paper towel. Set aside. (Discard the oil when cool.)
  • Bring broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a large high-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the chopped prosciutto and shallot; cook, stirring, until the shallot is just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the minced sage, rice and 1 cup pears; stir to coat with the oil. Add wine and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring, until the wine is almost absorbed by the rice, 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Add enough of the hot broth to just cover the rice mixture. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until almost all the broth is absorbed. Continue to add the hot broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition until all the liquid has been absorbed and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the rice begins to get creamy, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 cup pears.
  • Continue to add broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition until all the liquid has been absorbed and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the rice is just tender, 10 to 15 minutes more. (You may not use all of the simmering broth.) Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 minute. Add cheese and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Season with pepper.
  • Divide the risotto among 4 shallow bowls and garnish each with a fried sage leaf and some of the fried prosciutto. Serve immediately with additional cheese, if desired.

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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    i think i've bookmarked almost every recipe you have posted. excellent posts.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Lovely addition of pears here! Sounds wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Wow, great post (as usual) and love the sound of this delight with pears. You have my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    I am in LOVE!!! Thanks again, quazie and this baby gets my ^555000. Well deserved for certain!
    Lorraine
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