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Recipe: Cherries Wrapped In Bacon – Perfect For BBQ Weather

I love barbecue season. Maybe it’s the association with the arrival of warmer weather and the anticipation of all the al fresco parties. The moment we have a sniff of sunshine, you can be sure that grills across the country will make an appearance too. And nothing quite compares to the smell of a barbecue floating through the air, letting you know that somewhere nearby, someone is probably burning some sausages. It’s that smell that does it, instantly giving you the idea to have your own barbecue.

So now you have to decide on the food. Burgers and sausages are usually a given. Perhaps some chicken legs and a steak or two. But if you’re anything like me, you need something a bit different to the norm to take it to the next level. Now, I’ve been known to butterfly a leg of lamb and marinate it with some secret herbs and spices, and it’s a real showstopper, but it takes some effort. So here’s a way to add a little bit of zing to your barbecues without too much fuss.

Glace Morello Cherries wrapped in Smoked, Streaky Bacon

Cherries Wrapped In Bacon

It’s not necessarily a combination you would immediately think of, but once you hear it, you know it makes sense, and you start to wonder why you haven’t been doing this all along. This fantastically simple recipe is a perfect little appetiser to get your guests excited while they are waiting for the rest of the food to cook. And they taste incredible. As soon as you bite into them, the cherry pops and you get the sweetness mixing with the smoky flavour of the bacon – so moreish!

The cherries are the same ones you might use in a cocktail or on a cake, and you will find them at any supermarket in the home baking section. We like to support local businesses, and we sourced our bacon from our local butchers – Watson Neal & Sons on Bouverie Road West.

Brothers Of The Grill

This was introduced to me by my friend Duncan Armstrong. He runs an amazing YouTube channel called Brother Of The Grill. If you want more great tips on how to barbecue right, Duncan is your man. Here is his video, showing you exactly how to do it.


  • 12 Rashers of Streaky Bacon (smoked)
  • 36 Glace Morello Cherries


You’ll also need cocktail sticks for piercing and cooking.


1. Trim the bacon to size by testing with one cherry.

2. Wrap each cherry in bacon and skewer with a cocktail stick. Use two cherries per cocktail stick.

3. Grill on the barbecue until the bacon is crispy. Depending on how hot the coals are, this could take between 5 and 15 minutes.

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