Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Pear

Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Pear Recipe
Ralph Anderson; Mindi Shapiro Levine
Top Bartlett pear slices with baked pancetta, crumbled goat cheese, and a drizzle of honey for an easy, salty-sweet appetizer recipe that tastes delicious and looks gorgeous.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes


12 thin slices pancetta (about 1/3 lb.)
1 Bartlett pear
1/2 (4-oz.) package goat cheese, crumbled
Freshly cracked pepper
Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs


1. Arrange pancetta slices in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

2. Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a paper towel-lined wire rack using a spatula. Let stand 10 minutes or until crisp.

3. Core pear with an apple corer. Cut pear crosswise into 12 thin rings. Arrange on a serving platter. Top evenly with pancetta and goat cheese; sprinkle with pepper. Drizzle with honey just before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Sheri Castle, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,

Southern Living

November 2007
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