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Devils on Horseback

Joan Rivers and Martha make hors d'oeuvres inspired by the best picture nominees, including Devils on Horseback.

  • Yield: Makes 24
Devils on Horseback

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2007

Ingredients

  • 24 large dates, pitted
  • 12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Stilton cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 24 toothpicks in a small bowl filled with water; let soak 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit with a wire rack; set aside.

  2. Halve dates lengthwise being careful not to cut all the way through. Place a small amount of cheese in the center of each date. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date. Secure bacon with a toothpick.

  3. Place dates on prepared baking sheet. Bake until bacon is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.

Reviews (7)

  • Danielle Landreault 28 Oct, 2013

    I loved these!!! Unfortunately, almost nobody at my party did. That just meant more for me and my husband who loved them just as much as I did. I will definitely make these again.

  • D12e12C5 16 Dec, 2012

    Can I make these a day or two ahead of time and then just heat up??????

  • Francesca Viola 27 Nov, 2012

    I make these for every party I give! They are so popular I often have to buy the biggest box of dates I can find to make enough! I find that using crumbled Gorgonzola is also good, as it is more mild tasting than Stilton.

  • dvaneschen 26 May, 2012

    Took these to a neighborhood party and they were gone in seconds flat! Big hit!

  • Catamarannie 23 Jan, 2012

    I can't even describe how good these are. You don't even need to put cheese in; they are so delicious. I made these and TWO hardcore vegetarians gave in and ate them, because everyone was sighing with happiness. NOTE: It's definitely smart to soak the toothpicks, however I only did it for 3-4 minutes and it worked out great.

  • sjstallings 7 Dec, 2011

    Being a vegetarian, I don't eat these but I've made them several times and each time I hear how much my friends & family love the sweet and salty combination. I will continue to bring them to parties. Thank you!

  • dariacarey 3 Jan, 2011

    These were the hit of the party, they were gone within 3 minutes of putting them out

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