“Devils on Horseback” is a very fancy (and somewhat odd) name for the decadent little appetizer otherwise referred to as “bacon wrapped dates.”
In writing this post I did some research on where this now popular appetizer got its name, but it seems there is no clear answer – just a number of fables with not much evidence to back them up.
Regardless of their name, these little devils are so delicious you might just catch yourself making them two days in a row…or at least that’s what tends to happen when I make them!
3 strips bacon, cut in half
6 dates, sliced in half
6 thin slices of a filling of your choice – fillings we love include apple, pear, cooked yam slices, or for those who indulge in grass-fed cheese, that’s a great option as well!
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
On a cutting board or prepping plate, make “sandwiches” with the dates, placing the filling of your choice between two date halves.
Then place one date “sandwich” on each slice of bacon.
Roll each strip of bacon around the date “sandwich” to form the bacon wrapped dates, and ideally hold each one in place with an oven-friendly skewer or toothpick.
Once the oven has reached 425 degrees F, place the baking sheet with the bacon wrapped dates in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is well cooked.
Remove the baking tray from the oven and place each bacon wrapped date on a serving plate.
Enjoy while warm.
As Nick Offerman said,
“You know, it’s hard to beat bacon at any time of the day.”
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