Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple — Pineapple and bacon is a classic combination. Today, this recipe will show you how to cook bacon-wrapped pineapple in your air fryer. This dish has a fantastic flavor and can be served as an appetizer or side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You can also make bacon-wrapped pineapple rings or even bacon-wrapped pineapple bites!
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I love cooking dinners at home by using this appliance, and with the holidays coming up, I wanted to give you an appetizer that would wow your guests! Today’s recipe will do just that! Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple!
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Pineapple is a sweet and juicy fruit that is perfect for summertime. It’s excellent in salads, salsas, or even with cream cheese on toast!
Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple will be the best appetizer you’ve ever had. To complete this snack recipe, all you need are bacon strips, toothpicks, and pineapple! This recipe also has some tips for air frying your bacon-wrapped pineapples, such as cooking time and how to check if they’re done. You can use any meat for this recipe like ham or turkey instead of bacon, but it won’t be quite as good – trust us! Check out all our other fabulous air fryer recipes, too, because we have tons more where these came from!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Sriracha Sauce
How To Make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Start by cutting your bacon in half, so it fits in the Air Fryer Basket. Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 5 minutes.
While the bacon is cooking, mix the ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Transfer to a small saucepan, and simmer until thickened (about 8 to 10 minutes)
Then roll your bacon around the pineapple chunk use a toothpick to secure them together. Brush with your sauce, air fry for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is crispy!
Tips For Making Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
- You can use either fresh or canned pineapples. You can make either bacon-wrapped pineapple rings or even bacon-wrapped pineapple bites.
- Cut your bacon so that it fits flat in the air fryer.
- Prep these ahead of time, and then reheat them right before your guests arrive.
- For best results, do not crowd your air fryer basket. Otherwise, they will not cook up correctly, and you want the bacon to crisp up. So, leave plenty of space.
- You do not need to preheat your air fryer for this recipe.
- A single layer will work best for this recipe,
Hot or Cold Pineapple Appetizer
At parties and on holidays, I love putting out a few things that my guests can help themselves with while cooking.
While I try to give a mix of hot and cold items, this recipe for bacon-wrapped pineapple chunks is delicious straight off the air fryer, but they still keep all their flavors at room temperature. You can serve them either hot or cold. Both ways are amazing!
What Bacon To Use
I used regular bacon, and I recommend using either thin bacon or center cut. The thicker the bacon, the longer the air fryer will cook up.
Turkey bacon would work well, but the cooking time will be decreased by a few minutes.
Some great flavors to try are:
Canned Or Fresh Pineapple?
Either will work. I love keeping some canned pineapple on hand for this recipe, and it makes for a quick and delicious snack!
Using Toothpicks In The Air Fryer
I often use toothpicks in my air fryer without any trouble. But for best results, I would soak your toothpicks into the water for about 10 to 15 minutes before using them in the air fryer. But remember to check your owner’s manual, for safety concerns, about using them in your air fryer since every air fryer is slightly different.
Does The Bacon Get Crispy All Through?
Yes, you will get a fabulous and delicious piece of bacon wrapped around the pineapple.
Can I Use Canned Pineapple For This Recipe?
You can use either pineapple rings, pineapple bites, or even canned. This is a great recipe that is so easy. If you use canned pineapple, make sure that you drain the can and leave it on a piece of paper towel, to let it drain for a while. This will help you get a better appetizer.
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Pineapple In the Oven
Just like you can make anything in the oven in your air fryer, you can also make anything that you make in the air fryer in your range, and these Bacon Wrapped Pineapples are no exception.
Can You Buy Pineapple All Year Round?
Of course, you can use pineapple bites, which are in the canned food section!
How To Cook In The Oven:
- Assemble your bacon-wrapped pineapples and brush with the sauce.
- Place the assembled bacon-wrapped pineapples onto a baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet into the oven for 25 to 35 minutes, at 400 degrees F.
- For best results, frequently baste during the cooking process.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
If you love this recipe for bacon-wrapped pineapple rings, here are some more of my recipes!
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple — Pineapple and bacon is a classic combination. Today, this recipe will show you how to cook bacon-wrapped pineapple in your air fryer. This dish has a fantastic flavor and can be served as an appetizer or side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
- 1 pound bacon, sliced in half
- 1 pineapple, cut into chunks
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons fresh ginger
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
Start by cutting your bacon in half so it fits in the Air Fryer Basket. Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 5 minutes.
While the bacon is cooking, mix the ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Transfer to a small saucepan, and simmer, until thickened (about 8 to 10 minutes)
Then roll your bacon around the pineapple chunk, use a toothpick to secure them together. Brush with your sauce, air fry for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is crispy!
Plate, serve, and enjoy!