Pancetta & Goat Cheese Pear Bites

{Inspired by Eat.Drink.Smile} I Love making this appetizer for parties and gatherings. They're always gone within minutes! **Vegetarian option: Simple enough, just leave the pancetta off a few of the pears if you’ll be hosting a few vegetarians. I have done this before for friends setting the vegetarian version on a separate plate.

Ingredients

-1 Pear

-4-6 Thin slices of Pancetta (Organic is preferred)

-Crumbled Goat Cheese (Organic is preferred)

-Honey

-Fresh Ground Pepper

*I always add a little squeeze of lemon juice to the pear slices to keep them from browning.

Instructions

-Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees

-Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange Pancetta slices on the foil

-Bake Pancetta for about 8-10 minutes. Keep your eye on this, they can get very hot and set some fire alarms off. 😉 (Speaking from experience)

-Remove Pancetta from oven and “blot” with paper towels and let set until it’s crispy

-When Pancetta is cooled down slice into small pieces, crumbles

-Slice Pear- I made thin slices from the sides of the pear moving towards the center

-Top each Pear slice with crumbled Pancetta, crumbled Goat Cheese, a drizzle of honey, and sprinkle of fresh ground pepper

Yield: * This Recipe makes plenty for a group of 4-6 People, for larger groups just double or triple the recipe!

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