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These bacon-wrapped pineapple bites are amazing! Sweet pineapple wrapped inside the crispy bacon – how many are you going to eat?
These fresh pineapple slices are individually wrapped with bacon, secured with toothpicks and baked in the oven until the bacon is brown and crispy! Can you imagine how good this sizzling bacon tastes right out of the oven? Bite into the crunchy bacon and taste the sweet surprise inside!
Have you ever tried bacon-wrapped dates? This recipe works the exact same way, except we are using fresh pineapple pieces instead of the dates! The combination of naturally sweet pineapple and crispy bacon is mouthwatering!
Can you make this recipe with canned pineapple chunks? Of course you can, but I always prefer fresh! If you are intimidated by cutting a fresh pineapple, learn how to do it quickly and easily by following my step-by-step guide with pictures on how to cut a pineapple.
How To Make Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites
Cut each bacon strip into three pieces.
Put a pineapple chunk in the middle on each bacon piece.
Wrap pineapple with bacon.
Secure bacon wrapped pineapple slices with a toothpick so they don’t fall apart.
Put bacon wrapped pineapple pieces on a baking sheet.
Bake in pre-heated 425F oven for 20 minutes, or until the bacon is brown and crispy.
Enjoy these amazing juicy piping hot bacon pineapple bites! They are mouthwatering!
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites Make Ahead
You can assemble these bacon pineapple chunks in advance and keep them in refrigerator until you are ready to bake and serve them. Just pop them in the oven 30 minutes before the party and they’ll be freshly baked, piping hot and crispy!
If you don’t have time or oven space to bake them right before serving, you can bake the bacon pineapple bites in advance and refrigerate. Before serving, simply put them on a plate and reheat in a microwave.
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites With Brown Sugar Variation
You can add a twist to this recipe by dipping the bacon-wrapped pineapple bites in brown sugar before baking them! Crispy bacon with caramelized brown sugar on it tastes amazing!
I personally try to cut sugar and find the pineapple itself to be naturally sweet (I even make strawberry popsicles without sugar), but if you want to accentuate the sweetness, try the brown sugar trick :) You can even make half the batch with brown sugar and the other half without and then compare!
If you like these bacon-wrapped pineapple bites, you will love these other easy recipes:
Pineapple Salsa – this epic pineapple salsa is served in a pineapple shell! This stunning presentation makes a great conversation piece!
Pineapple Pita Pizza – pineapple on a pizza: yay or nay? I say definitely YAY!
Oven Baked Bacon – this is the only way I make bacon! Bake the whole batch of bacon in the oven with no mess! This bacon is SO CRISPY!
Best Ever Stuffed Mushrooms – these stuffed mushrooms are so easy to make and taste amazing! Add this recipe to your appetizer lineup!
Ritz Cracker Bites – these are spread with jam and topped with Brie, people devour them!
Bacon Wrapped Dates – just like bacon-wrapped pineapple, but with dates inside! Everything tastes good wrapped in bacon :)
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites Appetizer
- 1/2 fresh pineapple cut into chunks
- 1 package bacon
- 1/3 cup brown sugar optional
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the bacon strips into thirds.
- Wrap each piece of bacon around a pineapple chunk.
- If using brown sugar, put brown sugar on a plate and dip each bacon-wrapped pineapple piece in it.
- Secure each bacon-wrapped pineapple piece with a toothpick and put on a baking sheet.
- Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes (or until the bacon is browned and crisp).