Bacon Wrapped Cherries with Garlic Bruschetta

Buy your own Bacon Wrapped Cherry Skewers at Food Lover’s Market or make your own this festive season. This recipe will be perfect as a snack or starter at your New Year’s braai.

Level

Beginner

Serves

4

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

For your own Bacon Wrapped Cherry Skewers:

  • 12 streaks of bacon, cut in half
  • 24 Food Lover’s Cheeky Cherries, pitted
  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

For your own Cherry Glaze:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) Food Lover’s Cheeky Cherries, pitted
  • 30 ml (1 Tbsp) brown sugar
  • 30 ml (1 Tbsp) water

For the Bacon Cherry Bruschetta:

  • 1 garlic clove, grated finely
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 8 Food Lover’s Bacon Wrapped Cherry Skewers or homemade (recipe above)
  • 1 Food Lover’s Market Bakery French Loaf
  • Honey, to serve
  • Pea shoots, to serve

Directions

For your Own Bacon Wrapped Cherry Skewers:

  1. Wrap the fresh cherries in the streaks of bacon and secure 3 of these roll ups on a skewer. Baste with half the Cherry Glaze
  2. Braai on medium to hot coals for about 8-10 minutes while turning regularly and basting with the remaining Cherry Glaze.
  3. For your own Cherry Glaze:

    1. Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and cook until soft and reduced. Blend until smooth.
    2. For the Bacon Cherry Bruschetta:

      1. Combine the garlic and butter and season to taste. Cut the bread into thin diagonal slices and thinly spread the bread with the garlic butter.
      2. Braai the bread on low heat coals and top with the bacon wrapped cherries. Garnish with honey and pea shoots.
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