Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Pear

Total Time
35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

Pancetta is baked in the oven to make the base of this appetizer. It makes a beautiful presentation. From Bon Appetit, Decemeber 2004.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 slices pancetta (thin slices)
  • 16 teaspoons soft fresh goat cheese (from 5-ounce log)
  • 2 small very ripe pears, halved, cored, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • fresh thyme leave

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F
  2. Place pancetta slices in single layer on large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Bake until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes (watch carefully not to burn). Using spatula, slide pancetta crisps onto platter.
  4. Top each with 1 teaspoon goat cheese and 1 pear slice. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.