Get Your Crunch On!
I love desserts that incorporate fruit. It makes me feel like they have some, albeit a little, nutritional value. Besides, I just generally love all things fruit.
As a result, many of the desserts that I make for my family involve fruit – apples, berries, bananas, you name it. But this is the first time I’ve used pears.
Oh, how I love pears. I don’t eat them nearly enough, but they do rank very high on my favorite fruits list (right up there with all berries). So, when I was developing this recipe and ran short on berries, I figured why not toss a pear in? And it worked out awesome.
These bars have it all: that tender graham cracker crust that makes everything amazing. That layer of sweet and tart fruit that makes your tongue curl and crave more all at once. That sprinkling of sweet-salty crunch on top. They are simply amazing.
The idea for Berry Pear Bacon Crunch Bars
was born over the interweb when Erin and I were talking potential recipes for this month. I said something about a berry crumble and she asked if I could get a little bacon in that? Um. Yes!
A drizzle of maple syrup finishes this off, giving it a lovely richness, and candying some of that bacon. Heavenly.Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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