This recipe is the perfect hot appetizer for any festive feast or party occasion. Devil’s on Horseback are easy to prepare and difficult to share!


  • 24 large prunes
  • 100ml hot earl grey tea
  • Orange rind
  • 200ml cream sherry
  • 24 rashers smoked streaky bacon

To serve:

  •  A large flat tray and 24 toothpicks


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Place the prunes into a large bowl and rub the orange rind between your hands, so it releases its aroma.
  3. Heat the sherry, and then pour with the tea over the prunes.
  4. Add the orange rind, giving it a stir and leave to sit for 10 minutes. This should help plump the prunes up and give them loads of flavour.
  5. Lay out 6 slices of the bacon on a work surface and place a plumped prune on each rasher of bacon at end closest to you. Roll the prune up into the bacon and place on the cooking tray.
  6. Repeat until all of the bacon and prunes are used. You should have a little liquid left in the bowl, which will be used to baste the bacon as it cooks.
  7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, brushing with the sherry mix every 5 minutes or so.
  8. Serve hot or warm!


Sherry soaked Devil’s on Horseback are a delicious occasional treat, served best with a Tassimo Kenco Medium Roast coffee. For more great festive recipes, click here!