Dec 9, 2012

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Easy, easy appetizer. The salty, chewiness of the bacon makes a good combination with the sweetness of the pineapple and the brown sugar.

1 whole pineapple, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks (the original recipe called for canned pineapple, so that is an option, but fresh pineapple is so much better; actually, I used pre-cut fresh pineapple from Costco)
1 pound thin-sliced bacon, cut in half
3 to 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap each chunk of pineapple in a half strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on a wire baking rack or lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with brown sugar. Preheat broiler. Place the pan under the broiler for a few minutes. Keep your eyes on the pineapple bites so they don't burn. Let cool slightly and serve. Makes 25 pineapple bites.