Ralph Anderson; Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Ewww. Be careful when you buy pancetta. I said cut it thin - as recipe said, and got

June 15, 2016
it home and it was a solid block all stuck together.    I did say "1", as is our grocery's measure, but may go back and get it cut on "2".    with what I got, there would be zero way to peel a slice off - which looks like what is needed.

ksouza's Review

April 19, 2013

Tewksbaby's Review

February 23, 2013
EVERYBODY LOVE THIS! So easy, so elegant.

Patty46's Review

December 18, 2012
Ok this gave me ideas for other combinations too. Like crumbled blue cheese, bacon bits, pecans, and a sweet balsamic vinager. A squeeze of a lemon will help keep your fruit from browning. This version I great also. The ideas are endless popping thru my head.

Allanebb's Review

December 07, 2012

madkell64's Review

September 10, 2012

Laurenmurray's Review

January 16, 2012
Delicious! Wonderful combination of flavors and textures. Easy to make and a big hit.

icancookthat's Review

December 13, 2011
I was a little worried about these flavors working together but it came out awesome! Quick, but can also be mostly made ahead of time. I added some chopped thyme on top and used Anjou pears instead. Check out my post here: http://www.icancookthat.org/2011/12/pancetta-crisps-with-goat-cheese-and.html

lovestocook826's Review

June 17, 2011

Barbarashannon's Review

April 18, 2011
Delicious. A perfectly balanced tasting appetizer. Served as individual appetizers for Easter dinner. Everyone raved. Thx