Devils on Horseback
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Serves: 24
  • 24 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 poached or roasted pear (recipe here), cubed (plus the poaching liquid for glazing)
  • 12 slices of bacon, cut in half horizontally
  • toothpicks, for serving
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the pits from your dates and set them aside. Cut your pears into cubes small enough to fit inside the dates, and stuff them into each one. Cut each slice of bacon in half horizontally (so that you will have 24 slices of bacon) and wrap each pear-stuffed date in the bacon. Place the dates on a cooling sheet that has been placed inside of a baking sheet (so that the dates become crispy instead of sitting in bacon grease) and bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until the bacon has become crisp.
  2. If you like, right before you serve the dates, brush them in a bit of the poaching liquid from the pears and broil for 30 seconds or so, just to caramelize the sugar. Stick toothpicks in the dates and serve warm.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at