Pear and Pancetta Crostini

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Pear and Pancetta Crostini

Pear and Pancetta Crostini
1 (3- oz.) package diced pancetta (in our Deli)
1 firm but ripe Bartlett pear, cored and cut into bite-size slices
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. honey
3 to 4 oz. soft goat cheese
12 (1/4 -inch thick) slices Nob Hill Trading Co. Sweet French Baguette (in our Bakery), lightly toasted
Fresh thyme leaves or snipped fresh basil (optional)

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes, Makes: 12 appetizers

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly crisp. Add pear and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and honey and cook for 1 minute more.

2. Spread equal amounts of cheese on bread slices. Top with warm pancetta mixture and garnish with thyme leaves or basil, if you like. Recipe may be doubled.

Nutritional Information:
(2 crostini): 199 calories, 7 g protein, 9 g total fat (4 g sat.), 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 17 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 4 points


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