Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites *

The youngest is absolutely crazy about bacon, in any shape at all, so we were pretty excited to try this one out for our Christmas Eve appetizers.  Sadly, it was just "meh."  The flavor of the pineapple was great, but the bacon just completely fell apart.  I used the thinly sliced bacon, like the recipe recommended, but it just didn't hold together at all.  The bites of bacon were almost chewy, which made no sense, considering that the rest of them disintegrated.  My mom mentioned that it might be better with the pre-cooked bacon.  If I try it again (big "if"), I'll probably go that route, but I honestly don't see this one hitting our menu again.  

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ KitchenVistas)

1 whole pineapple, cored and cut into chunks
1 pound of thin sliced bacon, cut in half
2-3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wrap each chunk of pineapple in a half a slice of bacon, trim off any fatty or excess bacon.
Place on a wire baking rack or on a lined sheet pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes... remove and sprinkle with brown sugar and preheat broiler to low.
Place the pineapple bites under the broiler for a few minutes. Keep your eye on these so they don't burn.
Let cool slightly and serve!

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