Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey

Breakfast is served!

 Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey

Breakfast of champions right here, sons and sisters!  BK o’ champs. You’ve got your fruit, you’ve got your bacon, you’ve got your honey drizzle, and by Jove, you’ve got your goat cheese!  That figures out to be a well-rounded way to start the day by my calculations!

Boom, boom, bangity boom bizzle! < – don’t hurt me.

Ooookay, sheeeeesh…I guess you can make these as an appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast next week. But you may want to forewarn your guests that you’re feeding them breakfast for finger food. A little prefacing never hurt a situation.

^^^Do you see what I did there? That’s called, Psychology in R.

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey @roastedroot #appetizer #thanksgiving

I have some Q’s for you.

Goat cheese. Have you ever had it roasted in the oven?

Have you ever wanted to be wrapped in bacon?

Pears. How do you feel about them?

As we all know, I’m not an uuuuuuuuge fan of fall/winter fruit, but as it turns out, stuffing the dang things with goat cheese, engulfing them in bacon, roasting them in the oven, then razzle dazzling them with honey is a two thousand percent improvement upon the pear. Like.whoa. So if you’re alreadyyyy a pear fan, I can ooooonly imagine what these beauties will do to your facetrap.

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey @roastedroot #appetizer #thanksgiving

Recently, I was faced with the dilemma of having too many slices of bacon and nowhere to put them. You’re looking at me like, “Oh, hun…you just put those straight into your mouf.” <- I could squeeze you.

BUT being the bacon-conscious blogger I am, I wanted to purpose the bacon for something that could help you out in life, too. So I sat on the bacon – figuratively, oooof course – until something jumped out at me that I could share with you. As fate would have it, I was thumbing through the November issue of Cooking Light and crash landed on a TWO-PAGE spread that was titled, “Bacon.” I did a somersault double backflip triple lutz because the spread included 20 some easy recipes that all.involved.bacon. Options! Marv! Just marv.

I closed my eyes, pointed to a spot on the page, and whaddya know, I landed on these Bacon-Roasted Pears. The recipe calls for stuffing the pears with Greek yogurt and goat cheese, and drizzling the thing with balsamic reduction. Delicious. Howeves, I figured eliminating the Greek yogurt and sticking to the goat cheese would make the thing that much richer, and I was feeling too lazy to reduce balsamic vinegar. SO omit the Greek yogurt, and drizzle these sonsofbeehives with honey I did. Marv! Just marv.

How do you do with lack of symmetry?

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey @roastedroot #appetizer #thanksgiving

Can you even handle it? Are the crooked plates making your heart race?  Do you want to straighten those plates and make all them lines parallel? Oh hey, check out the Maple and Rosemary Toasted Cashews photo bombing the photog!

So what you’ve got to do with these is make them as an appy for your Thanksgiving hoorah next week!  They take about seven seconds to assemble and they can just hang out in your oven for 40 minutes, since it’s already going to be hot and everything. Spoiler alert: they perfume your home with bacon scent.

Marv. Just.marv.

 Before I let you take the recipe and run:

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And while you’re there, you MUST read the comments from the peeps who have already entered. As it turns out you’uns have received some puh-retty HILL-arious white elephant gifts in the past. Thanks for the laughs, friends! Now go get you a pear treat!

Stuff thy pears!

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey @roastedroot #appetizer #thanksgiving

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 4 bosc pears halved and cored
  • 8 tablespoons goat chevre
  • 8 pieces thick-cut bacon

For Serving:

  • Sea salt
  • Honey
  • Rosemary

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Halve the pears and core them.
  3. Stuff each pear half with 1 tablespoon (or desired amount) of goat cheese.
  4. Wrap each pear half with 1 slice bacon, and place on the foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Place baking sheet in cold oven; bake at 375degrees F for 40 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Turn broiler to high; broil 1 minute.
  6. Sprinkle a little sea salt over the pear halves, drizzle with honey and serve with fresh rosemary.

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey @roastedroot #appetizer #thanksgiving

 

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Comments

  1. Karishma

    Oh man this looks SO good! I feel like I see pears being underutilized in the food blogging world. I’m tempted to make this when I get home!!

    1. Julia Post author

      Waaadehoooo! So happy you like it, girl! There’s so much to love about a juicy roasted pear swaddled in crispy bacon and stuffed with cheese!

  2. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    You are hilarious! I felt like you were doing a song and dance in my living room waxing poetic about these roasted pears with goat cheese and bacon. And now I want one for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. And dessert.

    1. Julia Post author

      LOL this is why I use round plates most of the time…I just can’t get on board with symmetry, but I know I’m probably sending some of my readers into shock when I post unsymmetrical lines 😉 Let’s eat all the bacon-wrapped pears.

  3. Joanne

    I’m majorly not into pears, as it turns out, but if anything could turn me and my wayward tastebuds around, it’s goat cheese and honey. And a good roast.

    1. Julia Post author

      I hear ya girl, pears are not high on my priority list, either. The goat cheese + honey is a major improvement, and I bet some vegan coconut bacon sprinkled on top would be excellent, too! xoxo

  4. Kellue

    I’m going to make these tonight for an appetizer potluck. I’m supposed to pear it (see what I did there?) with a beverage. So tired of white wine. Got any suggestions for a cocktail to go with?

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