Pear Goat Cheese Pancetta Appetizer Bites

 Put together an easy and healthy appetizer for a party. Slices of pear serve as a cracker topped with crispy pancetta and whipped honey goat cheese with cracked black pepper, Pear Goat Cheese Pancetta Appetizer Bites.

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So Easy to put together and a big hit at my party! Healthy Pear Goat Cheese Pancetta Appetizer Bites - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

I adore these Healthy Pear Goat Cheese Pancetta Appetizer Bites and have been making them for our Christmas party for years now.  I’ve been  meaning to give you the recipe for a while, but I had not gotten the chance to take photographs of them.  These are really simple to make and can even be made ahead of time.  I will slice the pears the day before, stack them up and tightly wrap in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.  The whipped honey goat cheese  can also be made a day ahead.  I like to assemble them the morning of the party.  Right before serving, I’ll use my pepper mill to cover these beauties with fresh cracked black pepper, and they are done.

So Easy to put together and a big hit at my party! Healthy Pear Pancetta Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Our Christmas party is an all appetizer party for 30 to 40 people.  Man, it is a lot of work, but I love it.  I have to start the menu and cooking in October.  That is why I thought about this recipe. Don’t worry, these are not going to sit in my refrigerator for two months.  They were devoured within 24 hours.  They are on my list for this year, too.  I’ll also be making Lumpia, Baked Spicy Salmon Rangoons and many more recipes.

While we have some favorites that have to be made every year like, Shrimp Toast (absolutely  nothing healthy or light about them), I love to try a lot of new recipes.  Every “party guru” gives advice to never try a new recipe on guests, but that is advice I like to ignore.  I like to live on the wild side and try something new.  What fun!  These Pear Goat Cheese Pancetta  Appetizer Rounds are a recipe you can feel secure in serving to guests.  Everyone will love these deliciously, sweet, salty and peppery bites.

So Easy to put together and a big hit at my party! Healthy Pear Pancetta Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

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So Easy to put together and a big hit at my party! Healthy Pear Pancetta Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Healthy Pear Goat Pancetta Cheese Appetizer Bites


Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 47 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 12 slices thin of pancetta about 3 oz.
  • 1 Bartlett pear
  • 2 oz goat cheese with honey* softened
  • 1 oz whipped yogurt cream cheese softened
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450*. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place pancetta onto baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until crisp and golden brown.
  3. Place pancetta on a paper towel to drain.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together goat cheese and cream cheese.
  5. Starting at the bottom of the pear, slice crosswise into 12 thin slices. Using a pairing knife** core each slice of pear.
  6. Place on a platter.
  7. Top with a slice of pancetta.
  8. Place a dollop of the goat cheese mixture on top.
  9. Liberally sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper.

Recipe Notes

If you cannot find goat cheese with honey, add 1/4 to 1 tsp. of honey to regular goat cheese
*I find it easier to use a large decorative frosting tip to core the pear

 

I calculated 2 Weight Watcher Smart Points

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pear Goat Pancetta Cheese Appetizer Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Southern Living

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

 

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So Easy to put together and a big hit at my party! Healthy Pear Pancetta Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Comments

  1. Great idea using the pear instead of crackers. What great flavors in this dish!
  2. Yummm! I would eat the whole plate myself x)
  3. Looks delish! I love all that cracked pepper! Yum!
  4. Such an elegant and delicious appetizer! What a marvelous combination of flavors and textures!
  5. I never thought of using pears, what a great idea!
  6. How yummy this appetizer looks! Anything with goat cheese tastes good to me. Congratulations, your recipe was featured in this week's Idea Box Link Party #37.
  7. What a great way to lighten up an elegant appetizer! I love the combination of pancetta, pear and cheese. I can imagine that they literally fly off the platter at your holiday party:)

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