Thursday, July 18, 2013

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Pineapple


You may ask, "is it wrong to deplete all health benefits of fruit by wrapping a greasy, salty slab of meat around it"? Well the answer is HECK NO! These little suckers are so tasty, that you won't think twice popping a few in your mouth in a record amount of time (no judging on my eating habits please)!

It has been no secret of my love affair with summertime and with this love come tasty treats that only compliment my relationship. Pineapple is in season and is a staple for summertime grilling, so it only seemed natural to make a appetizer with this fruit. 


Ingredients:

1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut into halves
1 fresh pineapple, cut into 2" cubes
4 tablespoons of brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap each chunk of pineapple in a half slice of bacon, trim off any fatty or excess bacon. 

Place on a wire baking rick 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, stick with a toothpick, serve, oh, and be sure to hide a few for yourself!



The picture above was taken only seconds before my family stomped in and devoured these tasty bites in only a few seconds......at one point, I thought the plate was a goner too:) Ha Ha