Birnen, Bohnen Und Speck

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Da Huz

"Pears, Beans and Bacon." From "The Art of German Cooking" by Betty Wason published 1967. A delicious treat (but don't eat this too often, it's not exactly healthy).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pears in a pot with warm water. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. While pears are cooking, cook bacon in a skillet. When crispy, remove to a plate with paper towel and reserve bacon grease.
  3. After simmering for 15 minutes, add beans and salt.
  4. Drain pears and beans. Crumble bacon into pears and beans.
  5. Add sugar, vinegar, and 1 tbsp lemon juice to the bacon grease and pour over pears, beans, and bacon.
  6. Serve hot.

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