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

melissagburr's Review

November 29, 2008
This was a great combo of flavors...I made this for a thanksgiving day appetizer. I did not put the honey on top. It was easy to make, fresh tasting and a nice choice as the rest of the meal was full of breads and starches and this had none. Everyone loved them.

Branch's Review

February 15, 2009
Impressive, delicious, and easy to make. I gave the pears a swipe with a cut lemon to keep the color appetizing.

miche619's Review

November 09, 2010
excellent. My husband ate it and he usually doesn't like new things. We thought it tasted better with a small slice of brie cheese, instead of goat cheese. It gave it more flavor.

MarielaC's Review

October 25, 2010
This recipe was delicious! I used a sweet apple instead of a pear and everyone loved it. I soaked the apple in water with a bit of lemon juice so it wouldn't turn brown and it worked great, and it didn't alter the taste of the apple. Such an easy dish but it looks and tastes very gourmet!

Layla207's Review

January 03, 2009
I read the reviews and bought slightly firm pears. They turned out really elegant and different. And everyone really liked them. The flavors were all very complimentary.

lovestocook826's Review

June 17, 2011

kjok1212's Review

December 18, 2009
This was very good and easy to make. I used feta cheese because I couldn't find goat cheese and it was a good substitution, seemed to have more flavor. I only added a small drizzle of honey because I was worried it would be too much, but I would definately add more next time.

ahodgson's Review

December 17, 2010
Crowd pleaser! Everytime :)

cindylou52's Review

December 28, 2010
A little messy to serve as an appetizer, but they are SO yummy. Everyone loved this!

MLGJax's Review

April 10, 2011
I'll add my kudos. This is excellent, very easy to prepare, and a bit unusual so people really enjoy it. You can assemble it a few hours ahead of time and hold if you use Fruit Fresh or some other method to prevent browning of the pear. Select firm pears, not ripe ones, and you will not have problems with them being messy to eat. Sprinkling thyme leaves on top makes for a better presentation and enhances the interesting contrast of flavors.