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Spiced Pineapple and Bacon Dessert Rings

Summer is here and if you're looking for an easy yet impressive summertime dessert, this is it! Pineapple spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves paired with strawberries, bacon, and toasted coconut.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lynette ~ TheGrain-FreeKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips
  • 1 cup organic strawberries sliced
  • 2 strips cooked bacon diced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch cloves
  • mint leaves (optional for garnish)

Instructions

Toast the coconut

  • Turn oven onto broil. Spread coconut onto a plate and place under the broiler until nicely browned - about 1-2 minutes. Watch it carefully!! Remove and set aside.

Spiced Pineapple

  • Wash the pineapple under cool running water.
  • Carefully slice off the crown.
  • Using a pineapple corer, core the pineapple (see detailed instructions above or use the instructions that came with your pineapple corer. Cut pineapple into chunks.
  • Place pineapple chunks into a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves. Mix until well coated.
  • Slice the pineapple shell into 3/4" - 1" rings. You can get 4 rings from a pineapple. 
  • Place a pineapple ring on each plate. Spoon the spiced pineapple into the center of each ring. Place strawberry slices along the edges in a circle. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and then the bacon. Garnish with optional mint leaves and serve.

Notes

These can be made ahead! Simply follow the recipe, but, don't sprinkle the toasted coconut or bacon on. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to serve (within a day or two), sprinkle on the coconut and bacon and garnish. 
 
If you'd like to skip the step of toasting the coconut - this tastes yummy both ways!