5 Reviews

These were so easy and very tasty. We served them for a bridal brunch. The cherry preserves made them seem more appropriate for a morning event rather than the usual barbecue treatment which is better suited for appetizers. Everyone loved them!

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DawnNC May 21, 2008

These were great!!! I didn't have a full jar of cherry preserves so I added a couple spoonfuls of grape jelly too. DH had a feat over them!! :) Thank you for sharing your Aunts recipe!

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Marsha D. December 18, 2007

Oh MY! These were really good! I made them in my small crockpot thinking that they would stay warm, that way so we could munch on them...boy was I wrong! They were gone in a flash. Next time I'll just make them and seve them on a dish because they don't have enough time to get cold! I did have to use Black Cherry jelly as our store doesn't carry just cherry. I WILL be making these again. Thanks for posting!

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mydesigirl October 04, 2006

I have tried many different ways of fixing the Lil Smokies appetizers and this was one of the "keepers"! Seems like the barbeque one tend to get stronger/saltier the longer they sit, but not these! They had a great flavor without being too strong & were so simple to fix. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Aggiezoey!! :)

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Laura_Ozz January 22, 2011

Ugh! While I *LOVE* cherries, this is TASTELESS! The water extracted from the Li'l Smokies results in a watery but sweetish (not much cherry flavor after cooking either) sauce that tastes like nothing but SUGAR. I guess little kids might like it, but for adults... You're better off going with a BBQ-type sauce, such as the classic chili sauce and grape jelly mixture. Had to add chili sauce to the pot, but it still wasn't as good as with the grape jelly. Total waste of my pack of L'il Smokies!!

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jkd22008 January 19, 2010
Little Smokies in Cherry Preserves