Pear and Bacon Bites

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Adapted from Melissa Joulwan's recipe at Well Fed
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Ingredients

  • 6 pieces bacon
  • 1 pear (asian or bosc work well with a slightly crispy texture)
  • ~2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ~1 tsp cinnamon
  • ~1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut your bacon into one inch pieces
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Line up the bacon pieces on the pan.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes, depending on the thickness. Remove from oven and place on a paper towel lined plate and pat off any excess grease with a paper towel.
  • Slice up your pear into slices about 1/2 inch thick by 1 inch.
  • Put a piece of bacon on top of each pear slice and secure them together with a toothpick. Repeat until you are out of pears and bacon, placing the complete pieces on a serving platter. You can also make a pear sandwich, with a slice of bacon between two pieces of pear.
  • Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and paprika.
  • Next, pour a little drop of maple syrup on each piece. Or you can drizzle the maple syrup over everything, your choice.
  • Serve to your hungry guests.