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Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Pear

Ralph Anderson; Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
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.

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

  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.