Simply put, they’re hella good.Gather Journal Devils on Horseback
Birthed in the 19th century and adopted by many in the 1960s, the heyday of finger food-laden soirees, the devil on horseback has saddled many interpretations. Its core principle remains the same, though: a date or prune (its antithesis, the angel on horseback, uses an oyster), stuffed most often with cheese and nuts, and wrapped in a bacon cape. Our devilish take uses Medjool dates because their squishy texture and plump figure allow for maximum stuff-age.
makes 24 bites
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Press almonds into slivers of cheese and push into each date. Don’t get greedy and overfill.
Wrap dates in bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Bake on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment until bacon is crispy, about 20 minutes.