These Savory Bacon Pineapple Bites are so easy and so divine. Pineapple and bacon go together like Fred & Ginger, Abbot & Costello or Brad & Angelina…or never mind about that last one….they are kaput. These little goodies are so easy to put together. Simply wrap the bacon around the pineapple chunk and secure with a toothpick. Place in the oven and brush with the savory yet sweet Asian sauce the last ten minutes or so of cooking.
The only thing just the slight bit difficult on this recipe is finding the best bacon. The bacon can not be too thick or it wont meld around the pineapple chunk well and it wont stay secured very well. If the bacon is too thin than it will start to break before it is cooked all the way. You are looking for that happy medium. I find that most of the Oscar Meyer brands work well. Just remember not too thick and not too thin. Sounds like strange life advice, doesn’t it? LOL
Cook up a batch of these for you and your honey for lunch or serve them at your next soiree. I don’t think that they would hold up good thrown in a big pan but they sure would look pretty on a serving platter. Don’t forget the bacon factor.
Savory Bacon Pineapple Bites
- 1 pineapple peeled cored and cut in chunks
- 1 lb bacon (not too thin nor too thick)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice.(buy a precut pineapple and use that juice)
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut raw bacon in half and wrap each half around a pineapple chunk. Secure with toothpick and place in shallow baking dish.
- Combine honey, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ginger, ketchup, pineapple juice and sriracha in small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes; stirring several times.
- Place bacon wrapped pineapple in oven on lower rack. Cook until bacon is browned and crispy; approximately 35-40 minutes. Baste with sauce and cook for 10 minutes. Baste again and cook for 5 more minutes turning on the broiler the last 1-2 minutes of cooking. Stay close by because broilers are unpredictable.
- Please see additional notes below!
At the advice of a reader who has reported good success she recommends precooking the bacon for a few minutes before wrapping in pineapple. She says that it helps the bacon stay together better while wrapping around the pineapple and in the baking process. I am going to try this the next time I make this recipe!
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