Pancetta, Pear & Pecan Puffs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
I was recently at a wedding reception where the menu was all small bites. Here’s my rendition of the pear pastries they served. They're the perfect combo of savory and sweet. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
Pancetta, Pear & Pecan Puffs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled crisp pancetta or crumbled cooked bacon
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped peeled ripe pear
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Using a 1-3/4-in. round cookie cutter, cut sheet into 24 circles. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, honey, salt and pepper until well blended. Fold in goat cheese, pancetta, pear and pecans.
  3. Halve each cooled pastry circle. Spoon cream cheese mixture over bottom pastry halves; cover with top halves. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 puff: 105 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.