Devils On Horseback
By: Allen Susser
Serves 12 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- 12 large Medjool dates
- ¼ cup mango chutney
- ¼ cup Manchego cheese, grated
- 6 strips apple wood smoked bacon
THE DATES: Using a paring knife cut the date in half-length wise to the pit. Remove the pit and open the date. Do not cut through.
THE STUFFING: In a small bowl combine the chutney and cheese with a small fork, mashing it together lightly. Spoon a teaspoon of the filling into the center of each date. Close the date around the filling.
THE BACON: Lay out the bacon strips and cut each in half. Wrap the half strip of bacon tightly around the center of each date. Place the dates on a baking sheet, evenly spaced. Bake for 8-10 minutes until bacon is crispy. Remove from oven and place a bamboo toothpick through each. Serve on a small colorful plate.