This Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites Recipe is an easy savory and sweet appetizer perfect for any party.
Easy, yet delicious appetizers are essential when entertaining. And it doesn’t get much easier or tastier than these Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites. Even better, they can be prepped ahead of time, chilled, then baked right before serving.
This easy appetizer can be prepared ahead of time, then refrigerated until ready to bake. Please note, if considering cooking this on a grill, since bacon has a high fat content, the grill should be monitored closely for flare ups. Positioning the bacon wrapped pineapple not directly over the flame would be best. Just be careful to watch for flames as the bacon grease drops below. Otherwise you may end up with shriveled bits and pieces of bacon left clinging to the pineapple. We may or may not have learned this the hard way.
It’s best to use fresh pineapple for these Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites. I’ve used canned pineapple chunks and while they are okay, fresh cut pineapple is so much better. Over the years I’ve enjoyed fresh pineapple that has tasted so delicious I’ve wondered if it has been injected with vanilla or something. So delicious!
Have you ever cut up a fresh pineapple? If not, it’s easy and once you learn how to you’ll be enjoying fresh pineapple every chance you get. For easy instructions on how to carve a fresh pineapple I found this easy to follow video from Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine.
I hope you enjoy this easy appetizer as well as these other easy appetizer recipes:
- 12 bacon slices, cut in half
- 24 pineapple chunks
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees F. Line baking sheet with baking parchment or aluminum foil.
- Wrap each pineapple with piece of bacon, secure with toothpick and place on lined baking sheet. Bake until bacon is crispy, about 20-25 minutes.