Do you love Bacon? Silly question, everyone loves BACON. Okay, maybe not everyone… but in this house, WE LOVE BACON.
We love Bacon on (or in) just about anything. Pancakes, French Toast, Cupcakes, Cheesecake (yeah, that happened and it was AMAZING) Salad, Jam, Bread, Biscuits…we could go on but you guys get the idea. BACON IS AWESOME.
For this recipe we are making Bacon Wrapped Dates! Also known as Devils on Horsebacks which date back all the way to Victorian England. This dish is normally served with Christmas dinner, but who said it could only be served at Christmas?
Again, you can’t go wrong here. Sweet? Good. Savory? Good. Dried Fruit? Good. Bacon? GOOD. Put it all together and you have a winning dish.
Now, don’t be scared but the main ingredient (besides, BACON) is dried prunes or dates. To some, that might seem unappealing, but trust us, it’s really good. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
What You Need
- 1 baking sheet
- Bacon (Thick Cut)
- Dates/Prunes/Apricot (Really, it’s up to you and what you like, but prunes are the traditional choice*) We love Medjool dates.
Preheat the oven to 400°.
If you’re using dates or prunes you must remove the pit first. Make a small incision and pop the pit out. Super easy.
Next take your Bacon and cut the pieces in halves. Easy!
Take the Bacon piece and roll over your prune/date/apricot. Secure with a toothpick. Continue until you’ve finish, you may need two baking sheets depending on how many you make.
Look at how cute our little kitchen helper is, she really loves BACON.
Pop those suckers in the oven for about 20 minutes, but keep on eye on them. It all depends on how thick your bacon is, and how big the dried fruit is. For ours, it took about 20 minutes for the bacon to crisp up. Just keep an eye on them, until they’re crisped to your likeness.
Once cooked, remove from oven and carefully remove the bacon wrapped goodness to a paper towel. Plate and eat them. You can take the toothpicks out if you want or use them as a means of eating it.
*The first time we had these it was a mixture of prunes and apricots and you didn’t know which you were going to get. It’s a fun little surprise if using as an appetizer. If you got a prune it was a devil and if you got an apricot it was an angel.