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Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple

Chef Vivian Howard from “A Chef’s Life” shares her bacon-wrapped present. Sweet and tangy meets salty and smoky, completed with a touch of heat and an herbal note. This is one gift you’ll definitely want to receive!



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. 
  2. Cut the pineapple into 1-inch cubes. Toss the cubes in the brown sugar. 
  3. Lay down a slice of bacon, and place a pineapple cube at the bottom of the slice. Top it with a few cilantro stems and a thin slice of jalapeno.
  4. Roll the bacon around the pineapple one time. Cut it free and place the package seam side down on a baking sheet. 
  5. Roast for 13 minutes, or until desired crispness. 
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves. Serve on a skewer.