Spiced Devils On HorsebackRecipe By: Eric Vellend
These sweet, crunchy morsels can be made ahead and reheated in the oven.
- 48 raw almonds
- 1⁄2 tsp olive oil
- 1⁄2 tsp garam masala
- Fine sea salt to taste
- 24 Medjool dates
- 12 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
Directions Yield: Makes 24
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place almonds in small ovenproof frying pan. Bake for 6 minutes. Stir in oil, garam masala and salt. Bake 1 minute. Remove and cool.
- To each date, make a lengthwise incision and remove pit. Stuff each date with 2 almonds. Reform dates and wrap with bacon. Place on parchment-lined baking tray, seam side down. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake until bacon is crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and drain briefly on paper towel before serving.