Bacon. Pineapple. Bites. A sweet and savory appetizer that tastes both tropical and comfort food-esque. And yes, I did just make that up!
My friend once told me that the best way to enjoy pineapple is to let the fruit sit in the sun for a few hours to get warm before cutting it up. This brings out all the juices and it's delicious!
Authentic Suburban Gourmet, for my Secret Recipe Club assignment. Lisa's blog isn't new to me as she was assigned to my blog a couple months back and she made her version of my Chunky Chili.
I really enjoyed browsing Lisa's blog and I had a long list of recipes that sounded delicious. Her Friday Night Bites recipes really stuck out to me because I was on the search for an appetizer to bring to Girl's Night. I thought I had narrowed my list down, but then I came across the recipe for Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites, and I knew that's what I was going to make.
I had the ingredients already in the house--pretty simple because it's just bacon and pineapple. I was able to whip these up in just a few minutes. Mine took nearly double the amount of baking time as the original recipe called for, so I've adjusted that in my directions. These bites were the perfect combination of sweet and salty; they reminded me of the flavors of Hawaiian Pizza, which happens to be my favorite. They were also a hit with my cousins, and I have been enjoying the leftovers too. They're good hot, room temperature, and even cold!
Makes approximately 3 dozen
1 package (approximately 12 slices) bacon
36 chunks of pineapple (check out my Tips and Tricks post for an easy way to slice your pineapple!)
1. Cut bacon into 3 equal pieces.
2. Wrap one piece of bacon around each chunk of pineapple. Skewer with a toothpick to keep the bacon in place.
3. Place pineapples on a baking sheet.
4. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, until bacon is crispy.
Source: Authentic Suburban Gourmet