Introduction: Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple

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You can't really go wrong with bacon-wrapped anything!  This is an awesome Paleo-friendly, healthy snack.

For a good article on including bacon in your diet, see http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2013/02/19/the-definitive-guide-to-bacon/.  I believe the idea for this recipe originally came from a book called "Practical Paleo."


It's super easy to make and requires only two ingredients: bacon and fresh pineapple!

Step 1: Cut the Pineapple

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Cutting up a pineapple is a bit time consuming, but not hard at all!  And it's worth every minute! Make sure you start with a good, sharp knife.
1. Cut the top off of the pineapple.

2.  Skin the pineapple by shaving off the sides, being careful not to cut too deep (the sweetest part of the fruit is close to the skin).  You want to leave the eyes - they will be removed in the next step. After cutting the peel off, cut the bottom off of the pineapple.

3. Notice that the eyes are in diagonal lines.  Use a smaller paring knife to cut the eyes out, several at a time, by cutting V-shaped trenches (see pictures).

4.  Cut the pineapple in quarters, length-wise.

5.  Using the paring knife, cut the hard core off of each quarter.

6. Cut the fruit into chunks and it's ready to eat!

Step 2: Wrap and Cook

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Line a cookie sheet with foil, then simply wrap each chunk of pineapple with a slice of bacon and place on the cookie sheet.  

Set your oven to broil and cook until bacon has reached your preferred degree of crispiness, turning the chunks over once.  I broiled mine for about 4 minutes or so, then flipped all the pieces and cooked for another 5 minutes.  

Just pile them on a plate or stick a toothpick in each one for easy serving.  

Enjoy!

Comments

cwaite1 (author)2014-01-29

Jesus man I almost cried when I read the title and saw the pic. You deserve an award.

patrijca (author)2015-03-28

I want to try so badly. But I don't have a broiler. Any suggestions? Thanks

L_Bow (author)patrijca2015-04-15

I think you could just bake it at around 425 - that's the temperature at which I usually cook bacon in the oven. It might take a while but I bet it would taste good! Another thing to try - maybe fry your bacon wrapped pineapple on the stove first, to get a good crispy outside - then finish in the oven. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

Jakejb3 (author)2015-01-19

I have done this before yours look good !

Ddaannccee_is_life (author)2014-07-20

This is delicious! I've had it before

dr_suess (author)2014-04-11

You are a beautiful person.

I'm going to try it with a soy sauce/ginger/brown sugar glaze I've made before and used with bacon wrapped water chestnuts. I'll post results and reactions as soon as the kids have tried it. (if they'll eat it, it passes the test!)

Diaphane (author)2014-01-31

This is brilliant! I love pineapple and I love bacon! I'm sooooo gonna make this.

chipper35 (author)2014-01-28

Ive got one thing to say about this: oh yes!!

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