It all started with the pineapple I had on the counter. It was ripe, ready to eat and I had friends stopping by for a glass of wine. I needed a quick appetizer, and always have bacon on hand – everyone knows that salty and sweet are match made in heaven so I whipped up batch of Bacon Wrapped Pineapple.
I wanted a bit more flavor so I reached for one of my favorite sauces – Bourbon Barrel Foods Kentuckyaki. This all-natural sauce is sweetened with sorghum syrup and flavored with garlic and ginger – what’s not too love? The tough question was – which one? Traditional Kentuckyaki or Hot & Spicy? I opted for both… so half the appetizers were drizzled with Traditional Kentuckyaki and other half in Hot & Spicy. My guests unanimously agreed – both were delicious!
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Kentuckyaki Sauce
1 lb. Applewood Smoked Bacon
1 Fresh Pineapple, cored, sliced and cut into 20 3/4-1″ chunks
Bourbon Barrel Foods Kentuckyaki Sauce*
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bacon strips in half so you get two pieces per strip. Wrap each half-strip of bacon around a pineapple chunk, and hold in place with toothpick. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Once bacon is cooked through, immediately drizzle with Kentuckyaki Sauce while pineapple is still hot. Move to a serving platter. Serve warm.