Devils on Horseback

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Devils on Horseback

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    3 tbsp mango chutney 16 pitted dried plums (prunes)
    1 tsp dry mustard 8 bacon strips, each cut in half crosswise
    pinch of cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish 4 slices of firm white sandwich bread
    salt and freshly ground pepper butter for spreading


    Prep: 15 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Mix the chutney, mustard, and cayenne, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

    • 2

      Make a small slit in each dried plum and stuff with a little of the chutney mixture. Wrap each with a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Place the wrapped dried plums on an oiled baking sheet.

    • 3

      Bake for 10–12 minutes, turning them after 5 minutes, until the bacon is crisp.

    • 4

      Meanwhile, toast the bread. Remove the crusts, and using a 2in (5cm) cookie cutter, cut out 12 rounds. Butter the toast rounds and top each one with a bacon-wrapped plum. Sprinkle each with a little cayenne pepper and serve warm.

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