Devils on Horseback

While pigs in blankets are the more well known bacon wrapped bite, I feel that devils on horseback deserve to be more in the limelight.  Using either prunes or dates, the dried fruit adds subtle sweetness which works wonderfully with the savoury bacon. Just like pigs in blankets, devils on horseback are a great snack to be handed around a drinks party or as a side to a festive roast.





Category: Snack Side
Cuisine Type English


For 1 Dozen(s)

Devils on Horseback

6 rashers streaky bacon
12 stoned prunes or dates
brandy (optional)

Devils on Horseback Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 400ºF.
  2. If using brandy, soak the prunes or dates in a large slug for 30 mins to an hour before preparation.
  3. Cut the bacon in half to create 12 equal size pieces. Wrap one half piece of bacon tightly around one of the dried fruits and use a toothpick to secure.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes in a roasting tin or until nice and crispy. The bacon is fatty so you don't need to use any cooking oil.

Recipe notes

Soaking the dried fruit in bacon is not necessary but adds a little extra depth.

Nutrition facts

gluten free lactose free

Per Serving

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