Thursday, July 30, 2020

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Appetizer Recipe



These bacon wrapped pineapple appetizers are perfect for your summer party, luau, tiki party, or for whatever event you are celebrating. But you sure don't need a reason to make them! They are simple and easy to make, they can be assembled in minutes, and only take a few ingredients. 

You will need:

Wooden toothpicks
Sliced bacon
Pineapple chunks (fresh or canned in juice)
Brown Sugar
Rimmed baking sheet and aluminum foil

Directions:

1. Count your pineapple chunks to determine how many toothpicks you will need (count out one for each pineapple chunk.) Fill a cup with warm water and soak the needed amount of wooden toothpicks in the water while you assemble the rest of your ingredients. (Soak them for at least five minutes.)

Note: Be careful not to cross-contaminate your pineapple chunks with the raw bacon. Put any pineapple that you are not going to wrap with bacon into your refrigerator before you open the bacon.

2. You will use either 1/2 or 1/3 slice of bacon for each pineapple chunk, depending on how long the bacon is. If your bacon is super-long you may need to cut it into thirds. Otherwise, cut your slices of bacon in half with kitchen/food scissors.

3. Wrap each pineapple chunk with a piece of the raw bacon and then secure the bacon snugly to the pineapple by spearing it completely through with one of the soaked toothpicks. 

4. Place the speared pieces on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. The fat from the bacon will melt in the oven and make these a bit messy, so do NOT use a flat cookie sheet. 

5. Sprinkle each appetizer with brown sugar. 

6. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes, then check and then continue to bake in 5-minute intervals until the bacon starts to crisp. Total bake time of approximately 25 minutes.

7. Serve plain or with Hawaiian BBQ sauce, or soy sauce with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper if you like things a little spicy! 


Here I used a broiler pan to make these but you should line it with foil if you have it on hand.  That will make cleanup much easier.



Sprinkle with brown sugar and then pop into the oven. 



So delicious!


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Laura

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