Devils on Horseback

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A family favorite my uncle makes. They are a wonderful balance between salty and sweet, with a combination of crispy, chewy, and crunchy textures. My family destroys a tray of these in fifteen minutes.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 stuffed dates

Ingredients

  • 20 wooden toothpicks

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar

  • 20 dates, pitted and left whole

  • 20 whole smoked almonds

  • 10 bacon slices, cut in half crosswise

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Soak the toothpicks in a bowl of water. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce and ground ginger. Place the brown sugar into a shallow bowl. Spread open a pitted date, then stuff it with a smoked almond. Wrap the date with half a bacon slice, secure it with a toothpick, dip the bundle in soy sauce mixture, and then dip it into brown sugar. Place the wrapped dates into the prepared baking dish. If desired, sprinkle a little more brown sugar over the bundles.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is brown and crisp, 15 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving; serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Note

Double or triple the recipe for a large crowd! You can also use prunes or dried apricots instead of dates, or mango chutney instead of the almonds. Serve on top of watercress greens.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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