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Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Appetizer Recipe


Day 3

Hi! Welcome to day 3 of the 12 days of Christmas. I am about to give you a recipe… wait… excuse me just for a moment…(opens iTunes and clicks on Evie’s “Come on Ring Those Bells”) … oh that is much better. Now I can blog this recipe in the right spirit. Just like when listening to Evie Tornquist’s Christmas record (yes, record) when I was a teenager. I would help my mom make these…

The queen bee of hors d oeuvres. The most delicious and easiest of recipes that ever hit a smörgåsbord table. I am almost ashamed that I have teased about this being a secret recipe for 30 years.

Makes enough appetizers for about 10 people.


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced fine
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

Bacon. Amen.

Rest the precious bacon upon some paper towels to drain the excess grease. Allow to cool until somewhat crispy.

Shorty baby cherry tomatoes. Natures gems.

Using a serrated knife, carefully cut a little bit of the bottom off of each tomato.

Using the rounded end of a small spoon, carefully remove the insides of each tomato.

Place tomatoes upside down… er… right side up…. uhhhh cut side down onto a couple of paper towels.

Green onions. Have you ever seen the top of one? I did for the first time this year because I grew them in my container garden. They are gorgeous. I do indeed recommend growing your own. Chop one bunch into tiny pieces.

Place bacon minus snitched pieces into food processor and turn on low setting until it is well crumbled into eensy weensy pieces.

Place chopped green onions and crumbled bacon into bowl with mayonnaise.

Stir together and place filling into a decorating bag with no decorating tip. A baggie would work great too. Just cut a corner off & use like a decorating bag.

Time to flip the record over. Oh, Evie, where have you gone? I love you and I miss you.

Squeeze bacon-y goodness into shorty baby tomatoes.

Come, shorty baby stuffed tomatoes. Sit with pride upon grandma’s Princess House plate. I present thee to the world or at least to about 50 people who have been begging for thy goodness for many years. I shall give your bacon-y secrets away.

May the Christmas season proceed with comfort and joy.

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5 Responses

  1. Vanessa

    OOOOO those look really good!!! I will make those next time I get the chance!!! 🙂

  2. Melissa S

    I’m going make these this year!!!! Great recipe!

  3. Melissa S

    These were such a hit last year, that I’m making them again!!

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