I'm not quite sure what to really call this amazing little appetizer I can't stop making. The recipe I found just calls them "Bacon wrapped pineapple bites", but that's a little too literal and boring for me. Matt and his brother named them "Bacon Boners" on the fourth of July, but that's not appropriate for all haha. Bottom line: these things are amazing and sure to please everyone! Matt and I hosted a little cookout yesterday and had a few friends over. Matt requested that I make them, but I was already ahead of him, with two pounds of bacon in the fridge! I ended up making two batches since everyone couldn't stop eating them!
You will need:
- one pound of bacon, I like to buy low sodium bacon from Hormel.
- one cup dark brown sugar
- one can of large pineapple chunk
- roasting pan
This recipe is the easiest thing ever! Cut the bacon in half and take a piece of bacon and smother it in brown sugar, coating both sides.
Place a your bacon on a flat surface, sit a piece of pineapple at one end, AND ROLL! Secure the bacon with a toothpick and place on roasting pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is is cooked to your preference. I found 18 minutes to be my magic time. But male party guests and Matt liked the last batch, that I accidentally burnt when we were out on the porch and I didn't hear the timer go off. The bacon was blackened and burnt. I think those cooked for about 25-28 minutes. Ooops. Hehe.
NOTE: You must use a roasting pan so the fat from the bacon and juice from the pineapples fall off the cooking surface. I've cheated and used a regular pan once and it just wasn't as good. The sugar didn't stay on the bacon since it sat in it's own juice and fell off. They were still great but not perfect. And perfect is important with these little babies.
Thank you all for reading and coming into my kitchen! I hope you try out and love this recipe as much as I do. Next bacon recipe I want to try I found on Not So Average Momma, Bacon egg muffins! Oh my they look so yummy.
The pineapple explosions are Jessica approved!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all have a productive morning back to work. I know I'm going to tuck myself away at my sewing table and watch X-Files. I love me some Mulder.