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Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

by Cindy Rippe

If you have guests coming and want a simple recipe, here it is!!! Who doesn't love pineapple?? Especially when it's wrapped in BACON--sprinkled with brown sugar and baked into a sweet, juicy, salty, crispy goodness! Each bite tastes like candy!

SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!! You can use canned pineapple to save time, but fresh pineapple always tastes better!

Start by cutting the skin off the fresh pineapple, (don't use the core, because it's tough and doesn't taste as good) Cut the top and bottom of the pineapple. Stand the pineapple up and cut the skin off in strips.

Just slice off long pieces, discarding the core.

cut into small chunks.

cut a pound of bacon in half.

Wrap a piece of bacon around a chunk of pineapple and secure with a toothpick. I used a sheet of parchment paper to cook them on. If you have a rack that will raise the bacon wrapped pineapples away from the pan so they don't sit in all that grease that the bacon produces, use it! I don't have one. But they still turned out wonderful!

After all the bacon is used, then sprinkle each bite with brown sugar.

Place in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes. If the bacon is still soft after 20 minutes, heat under the broiler on low for a few more minutes, watching carefully so the bacon doesn't burn.

Your guests will love these! Both kids and adults love these! Enjoy--they won't last long!

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Ingredients:

1 whole pineapple, cored and cut into chunks (or canned will work too)

1 pound of bacon, cut in half

2-3 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap each chunk of pineapple in a half slice of bacon, trim off any excess fat from the bacon. Secure with a toothpick.

Place on a wire baking rack or a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Place the pineapple bites in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. If needed, place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the bacon even more. Watch closely so they won't burn.

Let cool slightly, and serve!