Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Poppers

Oh my goodness. I could eat a lot, and I do mean a lot, of these bacon-wrapped pineapple poppers. They are the perfect combination of heat and sweet, smoky and creamy. I could eat them as appetizers. I could eat them for dessert. With little effort, and not much time, you can make a grill-full of these little yummies. Just stand back and watch them disappear!

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Poppers

You can change up these bacon-wrapped pineapple poppers by simply using a different BBQ sauce. I wouldn’t touch the rest of the recipe, it’s perfect just like it is. Use a sweet BBQ sauce for your non-heat-lovin’ friends. Use a spicy BBQ sauce for your no-pain-no-gain friends. Or something in-between.

Also try my grilled okra poppers.

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Poppers

Oh my goodness. I could eat a lot, and I do mean a lot, of these bacon-wrapped pineapple poppers. They are the perfect combination of heat and sweet, smoky and creamy. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 933kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 20 large jalapenos cut in half lengthwise, membranes and seeds removed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple drained
  • 32 ounces bacon 20 pieces, cut in half in the middle to make 40 smaller pieces
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking or low-heat direct cooking. You want a cook temperature around 375 F.
  • Place cream cheese and pineapple into a medium bowl and stir until well blended.
  • Spread cheese mixture into the jalapeno halves, leveling off the tops. You don't want any cheese 'mounds' or you'll have oozing.
  • Wrap bacon around the jalapenos.
  • Transfer to the grill and cool for 30 or so minutes until the bacon is beginning to crisp.
  • Brush the tops with BBQ sauce and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Remove jalapenos from grill to a wire rack and let cool just slightly before serving. The bacon will get crisper as they cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 933kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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