This recipe is great atop a pile of greens, as an appetizer, a side, or heck… even dessert. Paleo and AIP friendly and super easy!
Ever throw things together out of hunger and necessity, and they turn out amazing? This was one of those. A bag of pears sitting on the counter and a package of bacon brought together with a delightful balsamic drizzle. Why didn't I think of this before? We have other delicious bacon-wrapped fruits, like Apple Bacon Poppers, or the soon to be timely (Valentine's day is JUST around the corner) Bacon Roses.
What have I been waiting for? Bacon-wrapped pears are the bomb!
I have to be honest with you. I would have never known the magic of bacon wrapped pears with balsamic drizzle if I wasn't doing a paleo challenge. Because when I was starving and would raid the fridge, I would have hit up the cheese drawer and eaten cheese and homemade pickles. But with a paleo challenge laid down for January, all the cheese has been frozen and I have had to think outside the cheese drawer when it comes to snack time.
I Have Dangerously Low Blood-Cheese Levels
This is usual for me: no bread is no problem. With no sugar, I end up with a carb flu and a couple of migraines. The lack of cheese is the worst. I consider eating cheese in my car just about every day. But it is only for 30 days. I can do 30 days.
A few more days and this challenge is over, and I'll be able to eat cheese! I will still eat these bacon wrapped pears with balsamic drizzle, with just a titch of aged cheddar wrapped in with the pears. Hurray for expanding my snack rotation!
Have you ever done a Whole 30 or Paleo challenge? What was the hardest thing to give up?
Bacon Wrapped Pears with balsamic drizzle is great atop a pile of greens, as an appetizer, a side, or heck… even dessert. Paleo and AIP friendly and super easy!
- 2–4 pears (I used anjou pears, but any variety that will stay firm while baking is great)
- 1 package of bacon
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar reduction
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Core and slice pears into 4-8 slices.
- Slice bacon strips in half, lenghtwise, then one strip will wrap two slices of pear.
- Bake in preheated oven 40 ish minutes until bacon is to the desired crispness. I like my bacon still slightly soft.
- Drizzle balsamic reduction overtop.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
No balsamic reduction? No problem: simmer 1/4 cup on balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it thickens up and reduces. Careful not to scortch it.
When I made this recipe, I quartered the pears, giving us 4 bacon wrapped beauties per pear, I would go thinner slices next time for a higher bacon to pear ratio.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 40 min
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Bake
Keywords: Bacon, pears, balsamic vinegar