What a Knockout…Bacon Wrapped Pineapple!

by zesty on April 6, 2009 · 46 comments

Happy Monday and thanks you so much for your support on both the shirt slogan and the idea.  I greatly appreciate it!  I hope you had an awesome weekend as I know I did.  The weather was great and we were able to get some things done outside (Christmas lights taken down, some of the flower beds weeded).  I also got a little bit of shopping in, did some visiting and attended the annual home show.  In addition to this, I did some weekly planning for zestycook.com both post and food wise for the week.


Now take a look at this – bacon wrapped pineapple topped with a homemade barbecue sauce. Talk about a killer appetizer.  When I made this dish the last couple of times, the pieces of pineapple literally flew out of the baking dish.  This really is a crowd favorite.

I am just guessing but I think the bacon has something to do with that.


  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup  brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/8 Tsp. hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 (15 1/2 oz.) Can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 Lb. bacon, cut in half crosswise


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan, stirring well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
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  4. Remove from heat, set sauce aside.
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  6. Wrap each pineapple chunk with a piece of bacon, securing with a wooden pick.
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  8. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. (Notice how I forgot the rack in this picture.  I actually took out all the pieces and added the rack.  However, leave it to me to forget to take another picture)
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  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes then baste with sauce, return to oven.
  11. Bake an additional 15 minutes until bacon is cooked.
  12. Serve with sauce.
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  14. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: When cooking this dish, it is essential you place the pineapple/bacon on a rack for the grease to fall through below.  If not the bacon will disintegrate off the pineapple and you will be left with just pineapple.

Zesty Clothing Update

Well it looks like “Get Zesty” is the winner of the new slogan for the clothing line.  I am going to be working on setting up the store and having all the selections ready to go shortly.  I will let you know when everything is finalized and purchases can be made.  Once everything is complete, I will kick off the clothing with a fun little giveaway of some free stuff for you.  I can’t wait to get started.

Question of the day: Have you ever tried bacon wrapped fruit before?

Have an excellent Monday and I will talk to you bright and early Tuesday morning.

Take care


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1 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)

Dang Zesty, just getting the Christmas lights down? =) I’m not teasing, I promise.

Looks really good! I’ve never tried it but I’m sure the sweet and salty combo is wonderful.


2 Jen

Oh my gosh…I am going to try this! Looks…and sounds…amazing!


3 Chocolate Covered Katie

Eating pineapple always reminds me of Hawaii.

I’m so glad you left my site, because now I found yours!!


4 rachel



5 VeggieGirl

Can’t say that I HAVE tried bacon-wrapped pineapple before ;-)


6 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

I have actually had bacon-wrapped pineapple, when I got to eat dinner at a fancy resort in Hawaii… LOVE IT! I’ve had prosciutto wrapped melon too…


7 Anna



8 brandi

I have never had bacon wrapped fruit, but I think I need to!


9 Rose

OMG. my friends will love me if I make this.


10 Bunny

To answer your question of the day, no I’ve never tried bacon wrapped fruit before but dang this looks good!! How could it not be, it has everything i love on it!! Looking forward to the store when it’s open!


11 Jenny

Sad that at 7am I am really wishing I had a nice plate of these dangerous little appetizers! YUM! Going to stumble right now, great post!


12 Mizz Independent

This recipe looks delicious! I am definitely going to keep it on file for my next party.


13 Erin

This looks like a great summer appetizer. I bet it’s delicious!


14 Danica

I have never had bacon wrapped fruit before, but, you recipe and post sure make me want to try it!!!


15 leslie

These do look like a real winner


16 Sarah (lovINmytummy)

A little bacon link love for you this action, Zesty, my friend. It’s worth the click, you will laugh.



17 carolinebee

bbq sauce, pineapple and bacon, kinda weird but that combo totally reminds me of hawaii! delish!


18 Bob

Oh wow, could it be any better? That looks so good!


19 K

I’m glad Get Zesty won – that’s what I voted for :)

Grilled pineapple is one of my favorite summer desserts!


20 coco

yeah~~~ wrap bacon to fruits is great! In Argentina, there is a traditional dish made with water melon with hams… it’s the most popular appetizer! :)


21 ZestyCook

@Coco – Yeah it seems Mara is familiar with prosciutto wrapped melon as well. I would love that too!


22 Caroline

Delicious! I think I might have to try this with tempeh bacon:)


23 Megan

I’ve had prosciutto-wrapped melon before. And the bacon/pineapple concept reminds me of Hawaiian pizza. I bet this is delicious!


24 Julia

I love the idea of a bacon wrapped pineapple. I have had grilled pineapple before but not with the bacon on it. I will definitely try it this summer.


25 Elina

This looks fantastic! I’m actually going to host a birthday party in 2 weeks and the birthday boy is obsessed with bacon. I think these must be on the menu. :) Thanks!!


26 Angie

Looks delicious!


27 Holly

I haven’t had bacon wrapped anything EVAH – but I’m a bacon lover (though I rarely have it) and I’m sure it would suit me just fine. :-)


28 dawn

I’m so glad you put a bit of heat in there.
I must try this.


29 passion4eating

how delightful, a little retro even. Can’t wait to try it!


30 Shelby

I’ve never had bacon-wrapped pineapple but I do love pineapple in savory recipes…especially paired with BBQ sauce.


31 Emily

Bacon wrapped pineapple sounds like a great appetizer. I definitely know some friends who would love for me to make this at our next party! Thanks for the recipe!


32 Roby


In true Texas Girl fashion, I will most likely try this recipe with the addition of jalapenos…LOL Just a thought for those who want to spice it up a little.


33 Leah @ Simply Fabulous

My fiance would LOVE this!!!!!


34 Marianne

Bacon wrapped anything? Yes please! I bet those are awesome :D


35 Debo Hobo

Nom Nom Nom Bacon Bacon Bacon. Bacon!!!!! Nom Nom Nom!!!!!


36 Andrea (Off Her Cork)

That’s a fantastic idea!


37 ttfn300

ooooh, i’ve been meaning to try my own bbq sauce! These look fantastic, and a sure party pleaser :)

i recently fell in love with an almond-stuffed, bacon-wrapped date… holy yum :)


38 Kurt K Bassett

Great Pineapple appetizer!! And great food site!!!
Thanks Zesty !!K


39 thepinkpeppercorn

WOW! Delicious!!


40 Suzanne

Amazing flavor combo! I can’t wait to try these!!


41 Blender Benefits

These look great but I don’t eat pig. I will try it with turkey bacon and let everyone know how it tastes.


42 dkearns

I used a recipe for the bacon wrapped pineapple for a wii bowling get together. What a hit!! I didn’t know about the sauce though. I will definately try it next time.


43 NWhite

Do you think there is any way this could be made the day before and re-heated some how ti serve the next evening.


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