Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bacon Wrapped PINEAPPLE!

Ok, Yum...bacon and pinapple, does it get any better?

2 (16 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained (That makes this easy....but, fresh pineapple is best)
1 (10 ounce) jar sweet-and-sour sauce
2 pounds bacon
1 box toothpicks

1. Place the pineapple in a large bowl, and toss with sweet and sour sauce. Cover, and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

2. To prevent burning, place toothpicks in a small bowl of water and soak 10 minutes.
Place a paper towel over a microwave-safe dish and arrange part of the bacon on the towel; cover with another paper towel. Cook the bacon in a microwave oven on medium just until partially cooked and still pliable, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining bacon. Cut bacon strips in half.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
Wrap half a bacon strip around each pineapple chunk. Secure bacon with a toothpick, and place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bacon and pineapple chunks.

4. Bake in preheated oven until bacon is crisp, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
(If you want to cook the microwaving bacon part, you can just bake for another 20 minutes, or for a quicker, crispier recipe broil for like 15 minutes.)