Bacon Wrapped Cherries

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Want to see a magic trick? Make a batch of these and watch them disappear right before your very eyes!!!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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2 packages of Thick sliced bacon ( I use turkey bacon)
About 32 cherries (1 small jar of maraschinos OR fresh cherries can be used for this, but if you use fresh ones, don't forget to remove the seeds.)
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
about 7 BBQ Skewers (if you use wooden ones,you need to soak them in water for 20 minutes before cooking, to keep them from burning)

Step 2: Wrapping & Skewering the Cherries

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1. Slice bacon strips in half
2. Gently wrap half-strip of bacon around the cherry starting with the cut edge first.
3. Place skewer in the end of the bacon strip, through the center of the cherry, and out the other side.
4. Repeat this process until each skewer has 5 or 6 wrapped cherries on it.
5. Mix honey, cinnamon, & brown sugar in small container and set aside

Step 3: Cooking Cherries (BBQ Method)

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Note: These babies cook super fast so be on your toes.

1. Place skewers on grill and cook thoroughly on one side.about 2 minutes.
2. Flip cherries and baste tops completely with the honey mixture. I use garden gloves to turn the skewers (VERY HOT, DON"T BE A DUMMY!!)
3. By the time you are done with step 2, the bottom sides should be just about ready to flip and baste with honey mixture.
4. After basting, let cook for another minute or so. be careful not to burn them though.
5. Serve hot off the grill and watch them disappear.
JillyBS2 years ago
I've had prunes wrapped in bacon with a balsamic reduction and it was wonderful...You would want to find other fruits that have a good concentration of sweetness I would think...you wouldn't want anything too bitter..
crapsoup (author)  JillyBS2 years ago
I am planning on making an instructable about bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese that has a balsamic base dipping sauce. maybe you can try something like that. Or just wait for mine (wink wink nudge nudge how what I mean.)
I've made bacon wrapped dates plenty of times, but never thought of stuffing them with blue cheese. Darn it, I'm drooling already.
That is crazy! Do you think this would taste good with other berries, or is cherry the fruit to use?
crapsoup (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
i don't know,could be good. always worth a try.grapes might be good. I like to make small test batches of things to get them the way i like, and this would be an easy one for that. Bacon wrapper Fruit Cocktail kabobs sound like a good idea.maybe bacon swirled around them packed close together. sounds like a new project. Thanks again Penolopy, you and your mustache have helped make this site a more creative place
Oooh, I do like the sound of that fruit kabob! And thank you! The mustache does make me look quite dashing, doesn't it :)
wow.this looks delicious.