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Monday, May 19, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Bacon. Pineapple. Bites.  A sweet and savory appetizer that tastes both tropical and comfort food-esque.  And yes, I did just make that up!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites
As you know, I love fruit.  I can easily eat an entire pineapple in a matter of a day or two.  In fact, when I was pregnant I did!  That wives-tale about pineapple causing you to go into labor?  Well, it didn't work for me!  But I sure enjoyed the pineapple.

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!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites
This month I was assigned to Lisa's blog, 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!
Melissa's Cuisine:  Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple

Makes approximately 3 dozen

Ingredients:
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

18 comments:

  1. Glad that you enjoyed the Friday Night Bites series! You picked a winner - so simple and so tasty! Glad that you enjoyed my blog - I enjoyed yours when I was assigned to you. :)

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  2. I have seen this done with melon but never pineapple! Cook idea!

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  3. OMG! I would eat them all. They look amazing!

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  4. So yummy! Honestly I'd probably turn this into a single serving for myself and replace a meal with it, it just sounds so yummy!

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  5. YUM!! Tropical finger good!! Ditto on Veronica - a great meal!!

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  6. This looks delicious! I'd love if you'd come link up this (and any other recipes you would like) at my new Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesdays blog hop! Each link is shared on 5 blogs!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

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  7. Looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  8. Now THAT's how I'll get the husband to eat more fruit! No, seriously, I adore pineapple and bacon and have never thought of pairing them together. Must make ASAP.

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  9. Oh!! I am sure these are delish! What a great appetizer. I recently grilled some pineapple and it was divine. Thanks for sharing. These are definitely doable!!

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  10. I love grilled pineapple and this spin on that looks so tasty. These would make a fantastic appetizer! Thanks for sharing on The Weekend re-Treat.

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  11. What a great appetizer, we will love your Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Be safe and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. YUM!!! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! Feel free to share other posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

    http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/2014/05/saturday-dishes-memorial-day-grilling.html

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  13. This is a great way to get kids to eat more fruit. Anything wrapped in bacon looks delicious. Thanks for linking up at the Ultimate Linky Party.

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  14. I love anything with bacon and this looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing on 'Say G'Day Saturday'.

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  15. I instantly thought of pizza when I saw these too :P Nice bites!

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  16. These little nuggets look delicious! What a perfect appetizer! Thanks for linking them up to my Creative Ways Link Party. Hope to see you again this week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  17. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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