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Birnen, Bohnen und Speck

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30 min.
Prep: 10 min. | Cook: 20 min. | Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, broken in half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 lb bacon
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  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.