Devils on Horseback, Revised

Here’s a super simple appetizer recipe that will have any crowd you’re with begging for more – or for the recipe. I’ve made this three times over the holiday season, each time it was a huge success! I got the idea from the Three Boars restaurant on 109 street, who serve Devils on Horseback. Their dates are stuffed with blue cheese instead of goat. To make it more all around friendly, I opted for goat cheese. These were delicious. DSC03843

There are only three ingredients to this recipe – Dates, Goat Cheese, and Bacon.


First things first, pit the dates. This may prove a little more tricky than you’d imagine. The dates are sticky and hard to pit with a cherry pitter; so often, I had to stick my finger in the date and push the pit out the other side, leaving me with really sticky fingers. DSC03845

Pit as many dates as you can stand. You can also cut the dates in half, if you’d like more bite sized appies. DSC03846

Next, I put some spreadable goats cheese into a plastic baggie and cut off the tip. This is a great idea for when you don’t have a pipping bag!DSC03847

Fill the dates with goat cheese.DSC03848

Here they are, all filled with goat cheese goodness!DSC03849

Next, cut your bacon strips in half and wrap them around the dates. DSC03850

I made mine the day before christmas, which turned out great because all I had to do the next day was pop them in the oven!DSC03851

Arrange the bacon wrapped dates on a baking dish…DSC03852

And bake them at 375 for about 20-25 mins, until the bacon is crispy. DSC03853

Et Voila! The best appies you will ever serve!

Jacquie’s Awesome Devils on Horseback, Revised.

You will need:

30 dried dates, pitted and cut in half

1 500g container of spreadable goat cheese

1 pack of bacon

Pit the dates and cut them in half. Next, put the goat cheese into a plastic baggie and pipe the cheese into the hollow space within the date. Cut bacon strips in half an wrap them around the dates. Bake at 375 for 20-25 mins, until bacon is crispy. Enjoy, a lot.


7 Comments on “Devils on Horseback, Revised”

  1. I call these Man Candy! I fill mine with Imperial Cheddar and use tweezers to extract the pit! LOVE EM! Great photos!

  2. lauratfrey says:

    So making these next year.

  3. lauratfrey says:

    I couldn’t wait, I made these today. LOVE THEM!! My three year old even tried it and said it was yummy!

  4. says:

    Question: do you use dried dates or fresh dates? I can only ever find dried ones!

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