Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce | Friday Night Bites

I am a huge fan of simple yet delicious appetizers.  Why fuss with twenty different ingredients and hours in the kitchen – there is no reason.  Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best things in life. 

We spent the Easter Holiday at my parent’s house with the entire family.  It was a wonderful day filled with great company, much laughter and food that was simple with an abundance of flavor.  My Mom tends to go the comfort food route, which always puts a smile on everyone’s face.  With four nephews ranging from 3 to 13 years, their level of interest varied from video games to being all about the foil wrapped chocolate eggs that decorated the dining room table.

My sister and I always assist with the festivities by bringing various dishes along with helping prepare the food.  I created an extremely tasty Crostini that was a hit with the family and will be making again for a dinner party I am hosting on Saturday.  It will be featured for next week’s Friday Night Bites.  A little hint:  Crispy Fried Prosciutto.  Smile.

Speaking of Friday Night Bites, this week I wanted to share with you a simply divine appetizer that packs an immense punch of flavor.  Typically you think of bacon wrapped dates or water chestnuts, but when bacon wrapped pineapple popped into my head, this was a must make.  The addition of an Asian inspired dipping sauce just completed this uncomplicated appetizer.  Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Makes 24

Pineapple, 24 one inch chunks
Bacon – 24 three inch slices

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

You can use fresh or canned pineapple chunks.  I prefer fresh.  Pat dry with a paper towel and wrap with the bacon and secure with a toothpick.  Use a large baking sheet pan with sides to place the bites one.  Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the bacon is crispy.  Turn the bites halfway during cooking process. Serve warm with the soy ginger dipping sauce.

Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

½ Cup Soy Sauce
¼ Cup Rice wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger, finely minced
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Add all the ingredients to a jar and top with a lid.  Shake well to combine and let rest for at least one hour to have the flavors combine.


  1. What a great appetizer... The salty bacon and the sweet pineapple.. Heaven!

  2. Wow, as a fresh pineapple lover..these bites look really good! I like the idea of serving these for an outdoor BBQ type party ;-) Thanks for the recipe ;)

  3. Wow these look amazing, definitely wouldn't mind having these as an appetizer. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. These salty-sweet bites sound perfect with that soy ginger dipping sauce - I think this appetizer is the very definition of umami!

  5. What a scrumptious Easter table - can't wait to see your crispy fried prosciutto crostini! Until then, these bacon-wrapped pinapple bites will tide me over. Bacon + pineapple!! Genius!

  6. You seriously have the best party food. :) I have so many recipes of yours saved for when we have people over and they want non-sweets. Now we just need to invite some people!

    These look great as always. And I love that this is something my husband can do himself while I do other stuff. Woohoo!

  7. I love this little appetizer and I'm sure I could eat more than my fair share, the dipping sauce sounds like a keeper for many dishes.

  8. Simple and yummy. I've been craving pineapple...will have to try!

  9. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter day spent with your family making lasting memories. And yes, simple sometimes turns out to the way to go!

  11. Is it ok to crave these for breakfast? Happy Saturday morning, Lisa! I can't wait to have a cocktail party...all I have to do is come visit your blog for these always wonderful Friday Night Bites! xox

  12. I can imagine exactly how these would taste and I'm just a little embarrassed to say that I think I'd park myself in front of this plate until they're all gone. Brilliant idea! Looking forward to the crostini recipe. :)

  13. Nice sweet-and savoury flavour...reminds me of a gourmet "Hawaiian" pizza! You've nailed these wonderful appetizers, Lisa! Simply delicious!

  14. Yum - what a great flavor combination! I even have a pineapple and some bacon in my fridge!

  15. That looks amazing! And so simple :) Mmmm...

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