Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple is sweet, salty, and makes the perfect appetizer for parties and events. Fresh pineapple wrapped in irresistible bacon and air fried to perfection.
Pineapple Bacon Appetizer
This appetizer with pineapple has a fantastic flavor with a fun Hawaiin flair to it. You can also make bacon-wrapped pineapple rings or even bacon-wrapped pineapple bites!
A deliciously sweet and savory twist on an old favorite, these Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites are the best mixture of salty goodness with a touch of spice.
This is one of the most popular recipes on my website!
The foods you can make with your air fryer are pretty much unlimited. From Air Fryer Candied Bacon and Air Fryer Homemade Cheez-its to Air Fryer Fried Eggs with a side of Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes for breakfast – no matter what you crave, there is something to satisfy!
Why You’ll Love This Appetizer with Pineapple
- Only takes 20 minutes
- Yummy party food
- Great for any time of year
- Tailgating must
- Kid and adult approved
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Sriracha Sauce
How To Make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Step 1: Prepare bacon
Start by cutting your bacon strips 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.
Step 2: Make the sauce
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)
Step 3: Wrap pineapple
Then, wrap a strip of bacon around each pineapple chunk and use a toothpick to secure them together. Brush with your sauce and air fry for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is crispy!
Tips For Making Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
- Flexible recipe. You can use either fresh or canned pineapples. You can also use pineapple rings for this pineapple bacon appetizer.
- Cut your bacon so that it fits flat in the air fryer.
- Prep these ahead of time, then reheat them right before your guests arrive.
- Don’t add too much to your basket. For best results, do not crowd your air fryer basket. Otherwise, they will not crisp up correctly!
- Skip preheating. You do not need to preheat your air fryer 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 to.
While I try to give a mix of hot and cold items, this recipe for bacon wrapped pineapple bites is delicious either way — straight out of the air fryer or cooled to room temperature. You can serve this pineapple appetizer 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 they will take to cook.
Turkey bacon would work well, but the cooking time will be decreased by a few minutes.
Some great flavors to try are:
- Maple Bacon
- Black Pepper Bacon
- Applewood Bacon
- Hardwood Smoked Bacon
Canned Or Fresh Pineapple?
Either will work. I love keeping some fresh pineapple on hand for this recipe. However, canned is a great option when pineapples aren’t in season.
Is It Safe To Use Toothpicks When Making This Pineapple Bacon Appetizer?
I often use toothpicks in my air fryer without any trouble. But for best results, I would soak your toothpicks in 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 since every air fryer is slightly different.
Does The Bacon Get Crispy?
Yes, you will get a fabulous and crispy piece of bacon!
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Pineapple In the Oven
Cook this pineapple appetizer in the oven by wrapping the pineapple with bacon and placing on a large baking sheet. Add sauce and cook in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
Can You Buy Pineapple All Year Round?
This will depend on where you live. I can usually find it throughout the year at the local grocery store, Whole Foods, Costco, or even Trader Joe’s.
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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!
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