Simple Rumaki with Pineapple
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This combines the crunchiness of bacon and water chestnuts with the wonderful flavors of pineapple. We make it right before watching football games, but it doesn't last long.

Second description test combines the crunchiness of bacon and water chestnuts with the wonderful flavors of pineapple. We make it right before watching football games, but it doesn't last long.

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Ready In 1h 10m
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Ingredients

For 15 Serving(s)

Recipe

  • 24 (1 inch) cube fresh pineapple
  • 24 water chestnut slices
  • 8 thick-cut bacon slices, cut crosswise into 3 pieces
  • 24 toothpicks
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sesame-ginger salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or to taste

Simple Rumaki with Pineapple Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line the bottom section of a broiler pan with aluminum foil, top with the broiler rack, and spray rack with cooking spray.
  2. Place a water chestnut slice atop each pineapple cube; wrap each with 1 bacon slice, securing with a toothpick. Arrange wrapped pineapple on the prepared broiler rack.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes; turn and continue baking until bacon is almost crisp, about 8 more minutes. Brush rumaki with sesame-ginger dressing and continue baking until bacon is crisp, about 5 more minutes. Garnish rumaki with green onion.

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Recipe notes

First, do yourself a favor and cook these at 425. I baked an extra 15 minutes trying to crisp up the bacon at 375 and, finally, just turned up the temperature. In the future, I will halve the bacon strip instead of cutting into thirds. On some, the bacon barely wrapped around, and when cooked they came apart, so I think a larger piece of bacon will work better (at least for me). As far as flavor, they were absolutely delicious.

The dressing I used was Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame with Ginger & Soy, and it worked well with the pineapple and bacon. It worked so well that I ended up pouring some into small dishes, to use as a dipping sauce. Don’t skip the water chestnuts, that little bit of crunch adds some texture and interest. You can prep these early in the day, bake later, and serve a nice warm appetizer with minimal effort. I served these to a group of six people, and each and every person gave it a thumbs up. I’m giving it a 4-star rating only because I believe the oven temperature is off. Barbara, thanks for sharing this easy appetizer which has nice presentation.

Nutrition facts

diet vegetarian gluten free lactose free

Per Serving
  • Kjoule: 15 Kjoule
  • Fibers (g): 14g
  • Sodium (mg): 887mg
  • Carbs: 154g
  • Sugar (g): 12g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat (g): 14g
  • Cholesterol (mg): 12mg
  • Proteins: 15g

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5
Monday, 17 April 2017
I LOVED THIS. Actually - EVERYONE loved this. I was excited about adding the pineapple chunk to my o...
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- MadFamMom
3
Monday, 17 April 2017
Although this received a lot of compliments at the NYE party, I'd be hesitant to make it again. This...
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- Guest
4
Monday, 17 April 2017
YUMMY! Big hit at guys ice fishin' weekend! I agree with the 1st reviewer that an oven at 425 worked...
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- Victoria

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