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Devils on Horseback


Don't let the sinister name throw you -- these bacon-wrapped dates couldn't be more delicious. Martha takes them to the next level by stuffing the dried fruit with pungent Stilton.

  • Yield: Makes 24

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2095


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


  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.


You can also use cream cheese or cheddar to stuff the dates.

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  • sartdavis
    12 FEB, 2017
    I love the Devils on Horseback appetizer. Thanks.
  • MS12157780
    22 JAN, 2017
    Stilten is not liked by so many that I know, so I use blue or something milder. I also add a sliver of almond and sometimes a walnut half. I love nuts y2sz
  • trwegnemsncom
    14 JAN, 2017
    Where do you get the nutritional information for these receipts. I bought "everyday food, great food fast" Martha Stewart Book. Does not have nutritunal information for the receipts.
  • lindagimnich
    18 MAY, 2015
    What temperature are these cooked at in the oven. I understand that the bacon must be cooked through, but it it takes @ 25 minures, what temperature am I to use?
  • 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!