Monday, October 26, 2009

Everything is better with bacon!

My husband seriously has a love affair with bacon. Who doesn't?

Our revival services at church started yesterday with Preacher Dan. Dan Meaders and his wife are from Houston and we always love having them and their good ole Texas accents come for a visit! Preacher Dan is an amazing preacher and my soul is stirred, convicted and awakening during his messages. I am really looking forward to this week's meetings. I am also looking forward to having Preacher Dan and his lovely wife Mariana over for dinner on Wednesday night. I am thinking of making these for an appetizer and then a good bbq brisket dinner.

Traditionally on Sundays we have one big mid day meal, Sunday Dinner, at my mom's house. Usually you are so full from Sunday dinner that you don't feel the need to eat another meal for the rest of the day. But we do have snacks Sunday night after church while kicking up our feet and watching tv. I have been dying to try these bacon wrapped pineapples and last night seemed like the perfect opportunity. They were great. I used canned pineapple because my children ate the entire fresh pineapple I bought this week. I think the flavor would have been much better with fresh pineapple so I am going to try it again VERY SOON with the fresh and see if it makes a big difference.

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites
1 package of bacon, cut in half (there are usually 16 slices in a 1 lb package, so you will get 32 total)
Large pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
3/4 cup of brown sugar
toothpicks

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare baking sheet. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a metal cooling rack on top.

Put brown sugar in a shallow bowl or plate. Take each piece of bacon and pat in brown sugar on both sides. Take a chunk of pineapple and place at one end of the bacon strip and roll up. Secure with a toothpick and place on cooling rack.

Cook for 20 minutes then turn the bacon bundles over to crisp up the other side. Cook for an additional 10 minutes until all the bacon is crisp and caramelized.

Let cool for 5 minutes before devouring.


If you are making these for a group of people double or triple the recipe. If you want an extra crunch you can add a water chesnut under the pineapple.

I got this recipe from wendydarling at Tasty Kitchen.


1 comment:

  1. totally agree - everything is better with bacon. I didn't know you had a blog - I was thinking about starting one but got completely exhausted trying to set it up. I'm glad to see the cookie recipe here - I may have to try those.

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