Pear Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Honey

Goat cheese is not something that I have tried myself or given to my family. So I thought this pin would be a good chance to expand our culinary palates. Everyone in our house LOVES pears and LOVES bacon. Since we all have a sweet tooth I knew the honey would go over just fine.

The longest prep was cooking the bacon. Be warned that even with a lemon juice wash the pears “browned” pretty quickly. My pears had “just” rippened the day I made these. They were firm but not crisp.

My husband ate one and commented “hmmm that’s interesting”. I’m not sure if it was the goat cheese, panchetta or the combination of the two that I did not care for. One bite was good enough for me.

Landon (9) took a bite, ran to the kitchen sink, spit it out, scraped his tongue several times and took a big drink of water. He then asked “why did you make these”?

So much for the expansion of our palates!

It was unanimous…..This Pin FLOPPED  


Pear Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Honey
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 12 thin slices pancetta (about ⅓ lb.)
  • 1 Bartlett pear
  • ½ (4-oz.) package goat cheese, crumbled
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • Honey
  1. Arrange pancetta slices in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.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.
  2. 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.
*If you don’t plan to serve right away, put the pear slices into a lemon water bath to keep from turning brown.



    1. Oh how sad! I really liked these. I pinned them for a party and they were actually a big hit. We all love goat cheese though, that may have been why.

      • Audra,

        Thanks so much for coming to our site and commenting! You are right, sometimes it is a matter of personal preference. Glad these were a big hit at your party. Now we know those who like goat cheese should really enjoy these!


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