Food for Thought: Pear and Bacon Bites

The holiday season is full of potlucks and social events.  Looking to make something super easy, but still look like a culinary mastermind?  Try these pear bacon bites on for size from The Clothes Makes the Girl.

Pear and Bacon Bites

Serves 2-4 | Prep 5 minutes | Cook 5 minutes

Ingredients:
4 slices sugar-free, nitrate-free bacon
2 just-ripe pears
paprika
ground cinnamon
salt

Directions:

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

2. 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.

3. Cut each pear into 1/2-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!

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

NOTE: I eat bacon only on special occasions, but the pear+salt+cinnamon+paprika is 100% approved for anytime eating, and it is amazingly good. Try it! For real.