goat cheese and pear tarts

Photo: William Meppem

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A Different Take on the Open-Face Ham and Cheese
Store-bought pie crust is the shortcut that makes this tart doable on a weeknight, and maple syrup is the unexpected ingredient that takes it to a ridiculously tasty level. The other components in this sweet-savory "pizza" are goat cheese, slices of pear, pancetta and thyme. You stir the syrup with a bit of melted butter, drizzle it over the tarts and bake them for 15 minutes. The pancetta starts to darken, the cheese melts and as soon as you take your first bite, you'll be wondering if you can have this supper again tomorrow.

Get the recipe: Goat Cheese, Pear and Pancetta Tarts