Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Figs

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 appetizer servings 1x



  • 12 thin pancetta slices
  • 12 generous teaspoons soft fresh goat cheese
  • Fig jam, to taste, store-bought or homemade
  • 12 small baby arugula leaves
  • 6 small fresh figs, sliced
  • Fresh thyme leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pancetta in a single layer on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake pancetta until crisp and nicely browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain pancetta crisps on paper towels and let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer pancetta crisps to a serving dish. Top each crisp with 1 teaspoon goat cheese, some fig jam to taste, 1 arugula leaf, and fig slices. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.


Recipe adapted from Bon App├ętit, Nov 2010.