Pear and Bacon Bites

A Study in Contrasts

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

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Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed 2

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

  • About

This recipe might sound crazy, if by “crazy,” you mean “crazy-good.” There’s alchemy in the play of contrasts: sweet and salty, cool and hot, crisp and chewy. Each little tidbit is a burst of flavor on your tongue. Whether you’re throwing a party or celebrating a random Thursday night, these are super quick to make and guaranteed crowd pleasers. Now who’s crazy?!


  • 4 slices sugar-free, nitrate-free bacon
  • 2 just-ripe pears
  • paprika
  • ground cinnamon
  • Find Whole30-friendly bacon at US Wellness Meats.
  • salt



Preheat oven to 375F. Cover a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Cut bacon strips into 1-inch pieces and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess fat.

Cut each pear into ½-inch slices, then into 1-inch pieces. Lay them out on a cutting board and sprinkle VERY lightly with paprika, cinnamon, and salt. So pretty!

Top each piece of pear with a square of bacon and spear with a toothpick. Pop into your mouth. Enjoy.

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