Devils on Horseback with Goats Cheese

    45 minutes

    Dates are stuffed with goats cheese, topped with a pecan then wrapped in bacon. They are baked until the bacon crisps then drizzled with a sweet balsamic sauce.

    19 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 20 pitted dates
    • 1/4 cup goats cheese
    • 20 pecans
    • 10 slices bacon, cut in half
    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Stuff each date with about 1/2 teaspoon goats cheese. Top each date with a pecan, using the goats cheese to hold the pecans in place. Wrap each date with 1/2 slice bacon.
    3. Arrange the wrapped dates on a baking tray. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is crisp and evenly brown.
    4. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the balsamic vinegar and sugar until thickened. Pour over the dates to serve.

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    These were great! I did not use bacon either. Yes if you don't like goat cheese, then don't make this recipe. I have never had goat cheese before and it is very smooth and creamy. I also have never had dates. I can't believe how good these were, everyone raved about them and asked for the recipe. I will make these for a Christmas appetizer.Very easy! yumyumyum  -  17 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is awesome!! I didn't use bacon and they turned out great!! Everyone loved this recipe even people that never tried dates before including myself!! You will want to eat all of them!! People thought I was a gormet chef how easy easy easy!! Try them for the holidays  -  10 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are delicious! Super easy to assemble and great finger food for parties. I used thick cut bacon so I cut the slices in thirds and it was perfect. Definitely make as directed to get desired result. Don't skip balsamic reduction or bacon. These are both big elements of the recipe and these flavors blend in an amazing way. Leave one out and you'll get something completely different. I recommend moving dates to a paper towel after cooking to blot briefly before plating and drizzling with balsamic.  -  17 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)