Wednesday, March 23, 2011

you can thank you me later

in the fall, when matt + i flew to nyc for a few days,
we ate well.
(good thing we walked like 42 miles a day or i would've gained 15 pounds. no exaggeration.)
at one of the dinner spots
we had these
nuggets of delicious
called devils on horseback.

when we were planning the menu for m's hearing party,
i remembered how good they were,
so i searched for a recipe online.
it popped up right away on martha stewart's website,
so i scanned it and added the ingredients to our shopping list:
prunes, cheese, bacon.

fast forward to our kitchen prep.
matt starts making them and says, "uh, sooz? these are supposed to be dates, not prunes."
we used the prunes anyway to see what would happen.

guess what?
they were so delicious
that i could've eaten half this tray.

so if you want the real recipe, martha has it here 
(plus an instructional video) 

or go freestyle, like we did, 
and do this (although we doubled it, and they are so good that if i were you, i'd double it too):

  • Devils on Horseback, Prinz version
  • 24 prunes
  • 12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Stilton cheese
  • toothpicks
  • parchment paper (not necessary, but helpful for clean-up)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place toothpicks in a small bowl filled with water; let soak 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (if you have it) and fit with a wire rack; set aside.
  2. Halve prunes lengthwise being careful not to cut all the way through. Place a small amount of cheese in the center of each prune. Wrap a piece of bacon around each prune. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
  3. Place prunes on prepared baking sheet. Bake until bacon is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. 
    Proceed to eat way more than you really should, but enjoy every single bite.


  1. Sooz they were Amazing!!! A tip though is try figs one time. I've had them at the restaurant and they are utterly amazing. Just saying! Great Party.

  2. looks and sounds amazing.

    hey, word verification today is forts.
    as in go build forts with your kiddos.

  3. mm.. figs would be good too. although i think figs remind me of crunchy ants.


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