Devils on horseback

1 rasher of streaky bacon for every 2 no soak de-stoned prunes

I usually count on people eating 4 or 5 depending if there’s any other food to eat. They can be made in advance and frozen, then cooked from frozen in the oven.

  • Cut a slice of streaky bacon in half
  • Using a knife blade carefully stretch out the bacon as though you are buttering bread
  • It should now be much thinner and about the same length as the original slice
  • Place the prune at one end and roll up
  • Put on a tray with the loose side on the bottom
  • Cook in a hot oven (400ish) for 12 – 15 minutes until the bacon is cooked
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving

It’s traditional to stuff the prune with an almond, but I’m always a little freaked out eating them, thinking the stone’s been left in.

If you can make that you can make this:

  • Wrap dried apricots in the bacon to make angels on horseback
  • Wrap half a fresh fig topped with a thin smear of goat cheese in bacon for a fresher take on the classic

This recipe originally appeared in a Hallowe’en post with frozen cantaloupe martinis and a tale of costume theft.

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