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Fresh Cherries & Bacon Appetizer

Treat your taste buds to the ultimate savory-sweet combo with this easy-to-make bacon appetizer. We’ve skewered smoked Gouda with salty bacon and sweet cherries, then drizzled it all with honey for an extra kick of flavor. Your guests are sure to love this delicious treat

Fresh Cherry Recipe with Bacon

No more guessing what to bring to a friend’s dinner party! Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or something that shows you put in the effort, you can’t go wrong with bacon, cheese, and succulent fruit – drizzled with honey. Bacon appetizers are always a hit, and fruit trays are, meh. With this delicious fresh cherry recipe, your friends will be left speechless. Don’t waste time asking what you should bring – make sure to wow them with bacon, cheese, and fresh cherries!

Ingredients for this Bacon Appetizer

This fresh cherry recipe is perfect for an appetizer or an evening snack with some wine. Grab these ingredients for a sweet and savory flavor explosion!

  • Fresh Cherries
  • Bacon
  • Smoked Gourda – You can use your favorite cheese. Try with white cheddar, Harvarti, or goat cheese.
  • Honey

Love at first bite – with just 4 ingredients, this tantalizing combination is sure to ignite your taste buds! When these flavors come together, it creates a wonderful burst of flavor and a feeling of culinary satisfaction. You will feel like you just put together a flavor masterpiece. Try it for yourself and be enchanted!

How to Pit a Cherry

I don’t have a special trick or hack for pitting a cherry.

I do have a really great cherry pitter that you can buy on Amazon.

When pitting cherries, be sure to do it over a deep mixing bowl – the juice will likely spray outward, creating a pink splatter that you don’t want to have to clean from your kitchen counter!

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Appetizers with bacon go great with bourbon and this one was no exception. The sweet and salty of this appetizer paired perfectly with bourbon neat or an Old Fashioned.

If you have more cherries try my Cherry Infused Bourbon. It makes the best boozy Cherry Cokes!

Bacon Appetizers

Cherry & Bacon Appetizer

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Fresh cherries with bacon and cheese drizzled in honey. The best bacon appetizer!


  • 20 dark sweet cherries, pitted
  • 8 oz smoked gouda, cut into cubes
  • 8 Slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Cook bacon; pat bacon with a paper towel to remove excess grease.
  2. Construct the bacon appetizer by stacking a cube of cheese, bacon, and a pitted cherry. Skewer the stack together with toothpicks.
  3. Place on a serving tray and drizzle with honey.


Use your favorite cheese for this fresh cherry & bacon appetizer here are a couple of suggestions.

  • Harvarti
  • Goat Cheese

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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