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Pineapple cream cheese stuffed bacon wrapped pig shots on a cooling rack.
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Pineapple Cream Cheese Pig Shots

These Pineapple Cream Cheese Pig Shots are the perfect appetizer for holiday dinner parties and potluck summer BBQs. Everybody loves a good appetizer and when that appetizer includes bacon, well, let's just say you'd better make a double batch just to be safe. These pig shots are beyond tasty and won't last long.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Pig Shots
Servings: 20 people


  • 1 package smoked pork sausage or kielbasa
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Signature Sweet Rub
  • 1 pound bacon cut in half width wise


  • Preheat the smoker. Preheat your smoker to 300 degrees F. This method is also adaptable for the oven if you don't own a smoker. Simply preheat to the same temperature.
  • Make the pig "shot glasses." Slice the sausage into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Wrap each slice of sausage with a half of a slice of bacon so it forms a little "shot glass" of meat. Season the shots with the sweet rub.
  • Make the pineapple cream cheese filling. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and most of the pineapple chunks, reserving a couple of tablespoons of the pineapple to top the shots with later.
  • Fill the pig shots. Transfer the cream cheese mixture to a quart sized zip top bag and snip off the bottom corner. Fill each shot glass with some of the mixture, leaving just a little room at the top. Spoon the remaining crushed pineapple into the top of each shot and season them all again with a little sweet rub.
  • Smoke the pig shots. Carefully transfer the shots to the grill grates (or a foil lined pan if using your oven) and cook for 75-90 minutes, or until the bacon gets crisp.
  • Serve warm. Serve the pineapple cream cheese pig shots warm with plenty of napkins. Enjoy!



Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg