This easy Burrata Appetizer recipe has fresh burrata cheese drizzled with balsamic reduction and surrounded by pears, prosciutto, dates, jam, toasts, and nuts. It only takes minutes to put together and it’s everyone’s favorite appetizer!

Looking for more appetizer recipes? Try these Cheesy Breadsticks, Cowboy Caviar, or Garlic Knots!

An easy burrata appetizer of burrata, basil, prosciutto, pear, dates, jam, petite toasts, and marcona almonds.

Why I love this recipe:

  • Easy – No cooking involved or any dirty dishes! It only takes minutes to put together!
  • Crowd Pleaser – This is a fun appetizer full of fresh ingredients, bright colors, and the burrata is the star of the show. Everyone is excited to dig in!
  • Delicious – The burrata is perfectly balanced with the balsamic reduction, pear, prosciutto, toast and jam, dates, and nuts. There is really something for everyone and the flavor combinations are incredible.

What is Burrata?

Burrata is made from mozzarella and cream. The outer casing is solid, while the inside is a creamy texture. It’s an Italian cow milk cheese and is absolutely delicious! You can find it in the cheese section at most grocery stores.

All the ingredients needed to make the best burrata appetizer: burrata, balsamic reduction, toasts, dates, preserves, prosciutto, marcona almonds, and pears.

How to make a Burrata Appetizer:

Place Burrata: Choose your favorite serving board and place Burrata on the board.

Two balls of burrata placed on a serving board.

Arrange: Place other elements on board – pear, prosciutto, dates, jam, toasts, and nuts around the burrata.

Burrata surrounded by pear, prosciutto, dates, jam, toasts, and nuts to make the best burrata appetizer.

Serve: Drizzle burrata with balsamic reduction and top with basil. Enjoy!

A close up image of the burrata drizzled with balsamic reduction and being sliced into from the burrata appetizer

Recipe Variations:

  • Burrata and Peach Appetizer: Swap out the pears for fresh peaches.
  • Make it you own! Use ingredients you like, including seasonal ingredients and crackers, meats and nuts that you enjoy.

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Recipe

Easy burrata appetizer recipe on a serving board.
Prep 10 mins
Total 8 mins
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 16 oz burrata , try to get two 8oz balls
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic reduction
  • 2 fresh basil leaves , chopped
  • 8 slices prosciutto ,
  • 1 ripe pear , thinly sliced
  • 8 dates , pitted
  • fig, peach or apricot jam or preserves
  • Petite toasts or pita chips
  • Marcona Almonds , or shelled pistachios

Instructions
 

  • Place Burrata on serving board. Arrange other board elements—pear, prosciutto, dates, jam, toasts and nuts– around it. Drizzle burrata with balsamic reduction and top with basil.

Notes

Make it you own! Use ingredients you like, including seasonal ingredients and crackers, meats and nuts that you enjoy.
Burrata and Peach Appetizer: Swap out the pears for fresh peaches.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 22gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 823IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 612mgIron: 0.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I just happened to come across this as I was on your site looking for NYE party foods. This was perfect! Everyone raved about it and it was the first thing gone. I would highly recommend this for any gathering.