Bacon Wrapped Cherries


This is one of my favorite appetizers. I say it serves 18 people, but if no one stops me, I will eat the whole batch myself and start making more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
18 servings


  • 36 maraschino cherries, stemmed, drained and juice reserved

  • 18 slices bacon slices, halved

  • 36 toothpicks


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Wrap each cherry with a bacon half, secure with toothpick and arrange on baking sheet. Drizzle reserved cherry juice over wrapped cherries.

  3. Broil in preheated oven until bacon is crisped to your liking, 3 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Cooking time may be increased if you want the bacon crisp, but I think that the bacon is better soft.

Although I have never tried it, I imagine that this recipe would also be good on a grill with a
grate small enough that the cherries don't fall through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 3g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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