Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey is an unforgettable unique appetizer for serving guests!

 Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey

I have some Questions 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 huge 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.

So if you’re already a pear fan, I can only imagine what these beauties will do to your face trap.

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

As it turns out, scooping out the core of pears, stuffing them with goat cheese, wrapping them with bacon and roasting them in the oven is a recipe for a miracle. 

Every bite it a melt-in-your mouth experience. If you’re looking for a fun and unique appetizer recipe, this may just be a great fit!

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

The Inspiration for This Recipe:

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 mouth.” <- I could squeeze you.

BUT I wanted to purpose the bacon for something that could help you out in life, too.

So I sat on the bacon – figuratively, of 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! Marvelous! Just marvelous.

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.

However, 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 the pears with honey I did. Just marvelous!

How do you do with lack of symmetry?

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

Oh hey, check out the Maple and Rosemary Toasted Cashews photo bombing the photograph!

So what you’ve got to do with these is make them as an appetizer for any occasion, but particularly 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 preheated and everything.

Spoiler alert: they perfume your home with bacon scent.

Stuff thy pears!

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

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey

4.41 from 5 votes
If you're on the prowl for a show-stopping side dish or appetizer, here we are! These goat cheese stuffed pears are incredibly flavorful. Sweet, savory, and delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

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

For Serving:

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Halve the pears and core them.
  • Stuff each pear half with 1 tablespoon (or desired amount) of goat cheese.
  • Wrap each pear half with 1 slice bacon, and place on the foil-lined baking sheet.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle a little sea salt over the pear halves, drizzle with honey and serve with fresh rosemary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving · Calories: 147kcal · Carbohydrates: 16g · Fat: 8g · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 10g
Author: Julia
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer recipe, bacon wrapped pears, goat cheese, roasted pears
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Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Honey @roastedroot #appetizer #thanksgiving

Julia Mueller
Meet the Author

Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 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. 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. Oh boy, so many good things happening on here. Bacon + fruit is something that needs to happen more often. I want to sink my teeth into one of these beauties right now!

  3. What a wonderful way to feature pears—-so delicious this time of year—-and serve an outstanding
    appetizer.

  4. You can put that bacon right on my plate with one of these pears. Oh my, this recipe is amazing, like get-in-my-mouth amazing. Your photos are so purdy.

  5. Ju, these pears looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! Excellent recipe for this time of the year! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Have a great week 😉

  6. 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.

  7. These are gorgeous, Julia! You can make the plates are crooked as you want, as long as you keep delivering me food like this. I won’t judge (OK, secretly I will judge you). 🙂

    1. 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.

  8. I’ve never paired bacon with pears before! I don’t know why! These look wonderful.

  9. 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. 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

  10. 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?

  11. I take the time to search reviews of recipes, which means a reader has tested this and is now giving their opinion for others to decide if they will take the time to make it.
    I love that you have faithful fans but wish people who have actually made the recipe would leave a review- otherwise it’s not really a review is it?
    Having said that I am making this tonight and will leave an honest actual review for your readers. 😊