Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites make the perfect sweet, spicy, and salty finger food. They would be great for a summertime luau or just a plain old cookout.
A juicy chunk of fresh pineapple gets wrapped in bacon and skewered with a toothpick, which incidentally creates a great handle for picking them up.
Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites are very similar to the retro party favorite- Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. But you get a sweet surprise in the middle. 🙂
A sweet and spicy glaze of brown sugar, cayenne pepper, ginger, and soy sauce gets brushed on them and they are baked in a hot oven until the bacon gets crispy. The pineapple stays perfectly juicy and tastes so good wrapped in a piece of crispy bacon. I mean, can you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon?
Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites make the perfect sweet, spicy, and salty finger food.
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 pound bacon, each slice cut in half
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set a rack inside a large baking sheet.
Wrap a piece of bacon around each pineapple chunk and secure with a toothpick. Place on rack.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, cayenne pepper, and pineapple juice.
Spoon a little brown sugar mixture over each bacon wrapped pineapple piece.
Place in oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
If you don't have pineapple juice, you can puree some pineapple to make some or substitute orange juice or apple juice.