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These bacon-wrapped pineapple bites are sweet, spicy, crispy, slightly tangy, and caramelized with toasted brown sugar. The juicy pineapple chunks in the center of these bite-sized appetizers brighten up the taste of the salty bacon. You can easily make these pineapple appetizers for any party or even eat them regularly as a snack. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy makes this recipe for bacon-wrapped pineapple irresistible!
Another great dish you may like to explore with pineapples is the Pan-roasted Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Chili Glaze. Pineapple jalapeño salsa. Shrimp taco with pineapple salsa. And our refreshing Pina colada smoothie What Type of Bacon Is Best
You can use any bacon, including natural hardwood, smoked, maple cured, Applewood smoked, sugar-cured bacon, or mesquite smoked. They all taste slightly different, so it is essential to know your favorite. It would be best to use thinly sliced bacon to ensure it gets crispy. If your bacon is too thick, it will take longer, and the pineapples will be overcooked.
How to Choose and Cut Pineapple for Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites
To ensure that your bacon-wrapped pineapple bites are flavorful and juicy, it’s essential to choose a ripe and sweet pineapple and cut it evenly into bite-sized pieces. When selecting a pineapple, look for one that is firm and heavy for its size, with a fragrant, sweet aroma. Avoid pineapples with soft spots or bruises or those with dried-out leaves. To cut the pineapple into evenly-sized pieces, cut off the top and bottom so that the pineapple stands upright on a cutting board. Next, slice off the skin in thin, vertical strips, working your way around the fruit. Once the skin is removed, use a sharp knife to cut the pineapple into bite-sized pieces, about 1 inch in diameter. Remove the core from each piece, as it can be challenging and fibrous. With these tips, you’ll have perfectly sized and deliciously sweet pineapple bites to use in your bacon-wrapped appetizers!
Customize Your Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites
While following the tips outlined in the tip section will help you achieve the best results when making these sweet and spicy bacon-wrapped pineapple bites, there are also several ways you can customize this recipe to make it your own. For example, you could experiment with different spices to create your unique flavor profile. Add some cumin, garlic powder, or even a pinch of cinnamon for a different taste.
Additionally, you can adjust the level of spiciness to your liking by increasing or decreasing the amount of sriracha used in the recipe. You could also serve these bites with a dipping sauce, such as honey mustard or ranch dressing, to add another layer of flavor. Add toppings like chopped cilantro, diced red onion, or crumbled feta cheese for more texture and flavor. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try cooking these on the grill for a smoky twist. With these suggestions, you can easily make this recipe your own and enjoy these irresistible bacon-wrapped pineapple bites to the fullest!
Bake for 12 minutes, rotate the bacon-wrapped pineapple pieces, and bake again for another 12 minutes. Arrange on a platter and enjoy!
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|1 fresh pineapple cut into large chunks about an inch to an inch and a half. Use about 24 pineapple chunks or as many you want.|
|2 cups sriracha sauce|
|12 strips of thin-cut bacon|
|½ cup brown sugar|
|4 tablespoons pineapple juice|
|1 teaspoon paprika|
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