Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear
Serving Size: Makes 16
16 thin slices pancetta
freshly ground black pepper
16 teaspoons (from 5 oz log) soft, fresh goat cheese, plain or cranberry flavored
2 very ripe pears, halved, cored, and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
fresh thyme leaves
fresh lemon juice
Adapted From: Epicurious.com
Pancetta is like Italian Bacon. You know what they say, Bacon makes everything better.
Preheat oven to 450F. Place pancetta slices in a single layer on large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Using spatula, slide pancetta crisps onto a platter. Top each with 1 teaspoon goat cheese and 1 pear slice. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.
Tip: Sprinkle fresh lemon juice on the pears to keep them from browning.