If you love easy, delicious air fryer recipes, this is the perfect one for you. Slathered in brown sugar and butter and grilled to perfection, these bacon wrapped pineapples are the perfect appetizer for any meal!
Reasons Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Here are some reasons why you’ll love this bacon-wrapped pineapple recipe:
Sweet and Savory Flavor: The combination of juicy pineapple, salty bacon, and sweet glaze is a perfect blend of flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Easy to Make: This recipe is quick and easy to make. You only need a few ingredients, and the preparation and cooking process is simple.
Perfect for Parties: These bacon-wrapped pineapples make a great party appetizer. They’re easy to serve and are sure to impress your guests.
Versatile: You can make substitutions and variations to this recipe, such as using different fruits or even making it vegetarian or vegan. The possibilities are endless!
Cooked in the Air Fryer: This recipe is cooked in the air fryer, which means you’ll get perfectly cooked bacon that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Looks So Good: Bacon-wrapped pineapples are not only delicious, but they also look great on a serving platter. They’re colorful and appetizing, making them a great addition to any meal.
Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy snack or an impressive appetizer for a party, these bacon-wrapped pineapples are perfect for any occasion.
- Thick Cut Bacon
- Pineapple Slices (drained)
- Salted Butter
- Brown Sugar
- if you want to add a little heat, you can add 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to the brown sugar mixture
*see recipe card
Step by Step Instructions for Making Bacon Wrapped Pineapples
Step 1: Pour the pineapples from the can into a colander and drain, pat dry to get rid of excess liquid. Place the slices on a cutting board and cut each ring into three pieces. (this allows you have to have big enough slices for the bacon to wrap around.
Step 2: Cut the bacon strips into thirds as well. Make sure to make these pieces are similar in size as possible.
Step 3: Wrap each pineapple piece in bacon by laying the bacon flat and place the pineapple in the center of the strip and fold up on each side, then use a toothpick to secure the bacon.
Step 4: Microwave the brown sugar and butter together in a bowl for 40 seconds, then stir and continue heating in 5 second increments until the brown sugar is dissolved into the butter and you have a thick glaze.
Step 5: Place half of the pineapple/bacon skewers into the air fryer without crowding, you will need to work in batches.
Step 6: Use a pastry brush or spoon to coat each of the skewers in the brown sugar glaze.
Step 7: Place the basket into the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Check the bacon and if you prefer it even crispier, cooke for 2-3 minutes longer.
Step 8: Once they done cooking, remove the first batch to a plate and air fry the second batch. Serve warm.
Storage & Reheating
These bacon-wrapped pineapples are best served warm, right out of the air fryer. However, if you have leftovers or want to make them ahead of time, they’re easy to store and reheat.
To store your bacon-wrapped pineapples, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week. When you’re ready to eat them, you can reheat them in the microwave or air fryer.
To reheat in the microwave, simply place the bacon-wrapped pineapples on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for 45 seconds. If they’re not hot enough after 45 seconds, you can continue heating them in 10-second increments until they’re heated through.
To reheat in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the bacon-wrapped pineapples in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes, or until heated through.
If you’re reheating a large batch of bacon-wrapped pineapples, it’s best to reheat them in batches to ensure that they cook evenly.
It’s important to note that while these bacon-wrapped pineapples can be reheated, they’re best when served fresh. The bacon may not be as crispy after reheating, but they’ll still taste great.
Do you have questions about this recipe? These are some of our most frequently asked questions, but if there’s something you’d still like to know, please ask in the comments below.
Q: Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned pineapple slices?
A: Yes, you can use fresh pineapple instead of canned pineapple slices. Just make sure to cut the pineapple into small, bite-sized pieces that are similar in size to the canned pineapple slices.
Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. To do so, wrap the bacon around the pineapple and refrigerate the skewers until you’re ready to cook them. When you’re ready to cook, simply follow the recipe instructions.
Q: Can I cook these bacon-wrapped pineapples in the oven instead of the air fryer?
A: Yes, you can cook these bacon-wrapped pineapples in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the bacon-wrapped pineapples on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and cooked through.
Q: Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon?
A: Yes, you can use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. Just keep in mind that turkey bacon may not be as flavorful or crispy as regular bacon.
Q: Can I make this recipe vegetarian or vegan?
A: Yes, you can make this recipe vegetarian or vegan. Instead of using bacon, you can use tempeh or tofu. You can also use a vegan butter substitute and maple syrup instead of brown sugar to make a vegan glaze.
Q: Can I make this recipe spicy?
A: Yes, you can make this recipe spicy by adding 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to the brown sugar mixture. This will add a little bit of heat to the glaze.
Q: Can I use a different type of fruit?
A: Yes, you can use a different type of fruit. You can use peaches, apricots, prunes, or even mangoes. Just make sure to cut the fruit into small, bite-sized pieces that are similar in size to the canned pineapple slices.
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- 8 ounces Bacon, 8 slices, thick cut
- 20 ounce Pineapple Rings, canned
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Salted Butter
- Drain the canned pineapple slices and cut each pineapple into 3 equal pieces.
- Take 8 slices of bacon and cut them into 3 equal strips.
- Lay the bacon strips out and place a pineapple slice in the center of each one, then fold over both ends of the bacon onto the top of the pineapple and use a toothpick to secure.
- Add the brown sugar and butter to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 40 seconds, stir and continue heating in 5 second increments until fully melted and you have created a glaze.
- Place half of the pineapple bacon skewers into the air fryer basket and generously brush each one with the brown sugar glaze. (You will need to cook in two batches to keep from crowding while cooking)
- Place the basket in air fryer and cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Check after 10 minutes and cook for 2-3 minutes more depending on your desired level of crispiness!