Devils On Horseback (stuffed Dates Wrapped In Bacon)


Our version of this popular hors d'œuvre uses sauerkraut to stuff dates, before wrapping them in bacon. A perfect sweet, sour and savoury mouthful. Makes a party platter for ten people.

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Devils on horseback (stuffed dates wrapped in bacon)
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-01-23, this recipe is for 10 people and takes 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 22-09-2023

30 minutes 10 people Starters
Devils on horseback (stuffed dates wrapped in bacon)


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  • 10 large unpitted dates
  • 10 slices of streaky bacon
  • Sauerkraut
  • 10 small wooden skewers
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  • Oven
  • Small knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment

Devils On Horseback (stuffed Dates Wrapped In Bacon)

30 minutes 10 people Starters

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Preparation 5 minutes

Remove the pits from the dates and slice one side half open. Add a little bit of sauerkraut to the centre. The reason you shouldn't use pitted dates is that most of the flavour and texture are retained when the pit is still in the fruit.

Preheat the oven to a temperature of 175 degrees Celsius.

Wrap a date with 1 or more slices of bacon, then poke a wooden skewer through it to prevent the bacon from falling off the date while baking.

Repeat this step for the remaining dates. 

Devils on horseback
Devils on horseback

Baking the devils on horseback 25 minutes

Line the baking tray with baking parchment and place the dates on it. Bake the dates in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crispy.

Check whether the bacon is ready during cooking. Allow the devils on horseback to cool to room temperature before serving.

These dates are perfect finger food to hand out at parties. Enjoy!

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