1Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2Cut your bacon into one inch pieces
3Line a baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Line up the bacon pieces on the pan.
4Place in the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes, depending on the thickness. Remove from oven and place on a paper towel lined plate and pat off any excess grease with a paper towel.
5Slice up your pear into slices about 1/2 inch thick by 1 inch.
6Put a piece of bacon on top of each pear slice and secure them together with a toothpick. Repeat until you are out of pears and bacon, placing the complete pieces on a serving platter. You can also make a pear sandwich, with a slice of bacon between two pieces of pear.
7Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and paprika.
8Next, pour a little drop of maple syrup on each piece. Or you can drizzle the maple syrup over everything, your choice.
9Serve to your hungry guests.