The hubs and I had a friend in town this past weekend, and I had already planned to spend the day in the kitchen making several recipes I've been wanting to try. So my friend was gracious enough to give me her honest opinion about whether or not the respective recipes were blog worthy. This one, without a doubt, passed the test. After going on and on about how good it was, she said "Oh shoot, I should have said something really clever or funny so I could get a shout out on the blog." I told her that was enough to merit a shout out. Especially because she was, in fact, going on and on.
Lest you think my friend Ann was saying recipes were good just so she could get a shout out on the blog, she did feel free to tell me some recipes weren't blog worthy. Like the cauliflower pizza crust I tried. (We ended up agreeing it might be good for something besides pizza crust but it wasn't good enough as is). More to come on that recipe if I get around to experimenting. In the meantime, y'all should make this recipe sooner than later. We had to FORCE ourselves to stop eating these delicious bite sized pieces of pineapple. Wrapped in bacon. Thank goodness the hubs wasn't far off and he was more than willing to eat to his heart's content. My philosophy: the more the eats, the less I eat. Win win.
Let's be honest, people. Bacon is one of the best foods. Ever. I have a friend who had sugar coated bacon at her wedding reception. It was ridiculous good. This recipe isn't quite the same, but the way the sweet from the pineapple mixes with the savory from the bacon is pure genius.
Fresh pineapple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
Preheat oven to 375.
Wrap a wire cooling rack with aluminum foil and place on top of a baking sheet.
Heat honey over low heat just to get a runnier, less sticky, consistency. Cut each slice of bacon in half and dredge in the honey. Run your index finger and thumb down the bacon to remove any excess honey. (By the time I finished this step, there wasn't much honey left on the bacon, and I'll probably even leave it out completely next time I make these because the pineapple is sweet enough on its own).
Wrap half a piece of bacon around a piece of pineapple and secure with a toothpick. Place each piece of bacon-wrapped pineapple on the foil-lined baking pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until the bacon looks brown and crispy. You can turn the oven to broil for the last few minutes to get them really crisp.
Remove from oven. Let cool slightly. And enjoy.