Sweet ‘N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {GF, Low Calorie & Low Fat}

So, yesterday was NYE, how was it? Are you peering at this screen a little bleary eyed after 1 too many glasses of champagne?

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You’re allowed.  I am not, only for the reason that the hubs had to work a graveyard, and we don’t know anyone in Florida yet. So I sat at home alone.  Half alone, I had my puppy. She is 3 lbs so she only counts for half and even that is pushing it.

I know you’ve already partied it up and eaten everything with your hands last night, but the week of appies must go on.  It just gives you a really great excuse to throw a belated NYE party. Yesss.

I just couldn’t give you guys a week of appies without throwing in a classic.

Just kidding. Classic is over-rated.

Sweet 'N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {GF, Low Calorie & Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

The only thing that is really “classic” about these is the fact that I wrapped them in bacon as an ode to my beloved bacon wrapped water chestnuts. Plus, I just really like wrapping things in bacon. It’s one of those things that if you think your recipe may not taste good, throw some salty goodness around that thang and, poof, face plant-able food in an instant.

I wonder if I could disguise some vegetables this way so that Mr.FFF would eat them…..ideas, you guys, ideas.

There is actually not a vegetable in sight here though, so let’s move along.

Sweet 'N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {GF, Low Calorie & Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

Aside from being an ode to bacon wrapped water chestnuts, we are also venturing off into the land of sweet and sour pork. You guys have eaten this right? Don’t you just want to go for a swim in that sweet, sticky sauce loaded with pineapple-chunks-a-million? Maybe that’s just me.

I see how you’re looking at me. Yes, that does have pork and this is turkey, how-ev-er it still has the word “bacon” in the name, and bacon comes from pork. You see how I am justifying this swap? Good.

It’s also much healthier than Panda Express.

Sweet 'N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {GF, Low Calorie & Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

Side note: I just went there for the first time in ever. Hello-I-want-to-eat-there-every-day-for-all-the-evers-in-my-life.  I know you’re judging the fact that I am in love with mall Chinese food. I’m over it. That stuff be goooood.

So, let’s break down what we have so far:

1)      Salty turkey bacon

2)      Sweet pineapple.

What’s missing? Sour.  Enter: sweet and sour sauce.  To be honest with you guys, I usually put this sauce over meatballs and I <3 it.  You know what? I <3 it even more poured over top of pineapple and bacon. It’s thick and sticky and run-down-your-face delicious. The tell-tale sign of a good sauce for me is when Mr. FFF has to wipe my face down like I’m 5 years old.  No face-wipeage = no Bueno in my books.

Sweet 'N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {GF, Low Calorie & Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

Bacon. Pineapple. Sauce. Face. Now.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Sweet ‘N Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple {GF, Low Calorie & Low Fat}
 
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Serves: 30 bites
Ingredients
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 Tbsps Brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup Reduced-sugar Ketchup
  • ¼ Cup Chili sauce
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Sugar free grape jelly
  • 2 Tbsps Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • For the pineapple:
  • 5 strips of turkey bacon
  • ½ of a 20 oz tin of pineapple chunks, drained (about 30 chunks)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sauce pan on high heat, combine all the sauce ingredients.
  3. Bring the sauce to a boil, stiring constantly.
  4. Once the sauce begins to boil, turn the heat down to medium and let the sauce simmer until it begins to thicken, about 5-10 minutes.
  5. While the sauce simmers, slice each piece of bacon in half and then each half into 3. This would make each strip of bacon equal 6 strips.
  6. Dry the pineapple chunks between two pieces of paper towel and wrap each with one bacon strip, securing with a toothpick.
  7. Spread the pineapple chunks out onto the prepared baking tray, and pour the sauce evenly over top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the sauce is sticky and thick and the bacon is fully cooked.
  9. Devour!

 

Comments

  1. says

    Sweet. Salty. Sour. I would probably eat like 30 of these. They look so amazing!

    What a bummer that you were all along on NYE! But if you had a plate of these with you, that actually might be a good thing… no sharing :)

  2. says

    The sweet and salty of these little jewels are calling my name. what a great idea! I’m thankful not to be bleary-eyed this morning…I was determined to fit in a New Year’s Day run. :)

  3. says

    I’m sorry that you had to spend NYE alone, but hey, you had these lovely bites all ofr yourself right? That should make up for it ;–) These look amazingly delicious. I want them all. Right now, please. Oh wow, they sound truly addictive!
    Happy New Year! xx

    • Tate says

      I sure did, Thanks! I hope the same for you.
      And, girl, if you like ham and pineapple you gotta try these! You’ll die..in a good way :)

  4. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog says

    Whoa.. what a clever idea! I love pretty much any sweet + salty combination. Especially in appetizer form :)

    • Tate says

      Amen on spending 10x the amount for a cocktail! I’ll just make it myself. Thanks girl! I hope you and the hubs love ‘em as much me and mine did! :)

  5. Eve Tull says

    Sounds delicious. Pig meat is one of my favorites. Got a question though, instead of parchment paper would this work as well using the non stick tin foil.

    • Tate says

      I have actually never heard of non-stick tinfoil. If it’s like the standard tin foil, I wouldn’t try it…I think they would stick and cause the tinfoil to rip with them when you tried to get them out of the pan! If that is the case, just spray the pan with cooking spray really good and omit the parchment or tinfoil! You’ll just need to give your pan a good soaking afterward :) It’ll be worth it!

  6. Kimberly says

    Hey! These look great. I’m just confirming…you don’t have to cook the bacon beforehand, right? And also, at the store I could only find a hot chili sauce and a sweet chili sauce…is one of those right or did I just completely miss it?

    • Tate says

      Thanks!
      Nope, no need to cook the bacon! Unfortunately those both aren’t right! :( It’s just called “Chili sauce” It’s pretty common. Heinz makes on, walmart makes ones…I hope you can find it!

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