By Noo on April 25, 2008
Photo by flower7
Photo by flower7
"I have very fond memories of this recipe from my early childhood. Anytime my mother had friends over for drinks, or threw a party she would make these. I would always be dispatched to a quiet corner with a plate full of goodies, including loads of these! Now I make them for parties, or drink snacks, and everybody loves them. I make trays of these, and the amount listed below is quite small, so be prepared to make more! They are so simple but oh so effective! I tend to use streaky bacon for the fat content, but back bacon works fine too. Try them-you won't regret it!"
Serving Size: 1 (75 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"We gave this recipe 4 stars for flavor, but added another for uniqueness. While I was making them, DH said it sounded yucky, but then I reminded him how we put cherries and pineapples on ham when we bake it. What is ham? Bacon! So, not only did I wrap (marachino) cherries in bacon, but also did it with some pineapple chunks and Wow, were they both delicious! The cherry ones were a bit on the sweet side, so we were happy that we didn't use glace (candied) cherries. The pineapple ones packed a nice flavor. Even DH liked these appetizers. Thanks for a creative and easy recipe. :)"
"Fabulously delicious and, judging by the comments made, a really novel concept to all who enjoyed them at the New Year's Eve party I took them to. They disappeared SO fast. I had taken them on the tray ready to be cooked there. In making these, hadn't even registered the fact that they were to be made with glace cherries until I came to prepare them; I had bought two jars of maraschino cherries. The day before I had removed about a tablespoon of the syrup from each jar and had added tablespoon of port. I drained the cherries thoroughly before assembling them. These were just such totally delicious morsels and so easy to prepare: I'll certainly be making them again. Thank you for sharing another super recipe, Noo! Made for PRMR."
"I made these for one of the many Christmas parties that we have attended so far. I think I will be making them again before the year is up. I did find "glace" cherries in the grocery store. I will tell you, the combo of sweet and salty hit the spot! Some people were asking me if they were intended as an appetizer or as a dessert. I told them that they were for anytime their little hearts desired! I did cut each bacon strip into thirds, and it worked well. Thanks for a great recipe. (Made for PRMR)"
"After making some other things, I had just three slices of bacon leftover and this recipe intrigued me. I used maraschino cherries instead of glace because I had them on hand. I rolled up the edges of the foil to make a little lip which kept the bacon fat from running everywhere - one of the smarter things I've done recently LOL The cherry and bacon were an unusual and interesting combination. I would like to try again with something just slightly less sugary than the cherries - maybe pineapple, dried fig, or dates. Thanks for sharing!"
"Noo, these appys are special - I just knew I'd love them; and I was right! I quickly put them together, when we had unexpected company, and they were ready quick as a wink! I did cook mine for a couple of extra minutes, as we like our bacon crispy. They were different and divine! I'll keep them in mind, for a quick fix! Thanks so much for sharing, Noo."
"This made for a great appetizer during the football game last night. Had some leftover lunchmeat ham that I need to use to, so I made some with the ham too. Love this simple delicious recipe. Made for PRMR tag."
"Made these to add to my finger food counter for this evening's New Year's Eve celebration, & THESE LITTLE MUNCHIES ARE JUST GREAT ~ Loved the combo of cherry-sweet & bacon-salty! Definitely to be made again! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]"
"These just tasted like cherries and bacon. I had higher hopes for these but was a little disappointed. They would be good with something tart-some kind of apricot glaze or preserves. I might try that next time. Thanks for sharing your recipe."
"These devilish morsels... are truly evil. They are soo good. I made a small batch, now I'm off to finish what I started. Thanks for sharing this treat!"
"OMG, these are so great!!! I had leftover glace cherries from making fruitcake and always have bacon on hand. I tried making just 6 pieces to start with and ended up making a larger batch a few hours later. I can't wait for my DH to try them when he gets home, he's going to love them! Thanks so much for posting Noo."
"Mmmmm these are very good indeed. Try using dates,or dried plums very good also.Thanks for posting."
"These are very tasty little appetizers Noo. I have never tried these before. I enjoyed them very much. I especially liked the taste and texture of the bacon and cherries together. Nice juicy, sweet cherries and salty, crisp, meaty bacon. Thanks so much for sharing."