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Listen Up, Internet: BACUNIVES!

December 30, 2010

Ben, who I once worked with, used to play a game where you had to try to come up with a Google search that would yield exactly one result.

In other words, you were trying to think up something almost, but not entirely, obscure. This is not easy.

Imagine my surprise when I did a search today for “bacunives” and came up with 56 results, NONE OF WHICH HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH BACUNIVES.

Do you know about bacunives? They are prunes, stuffed with pimiento-filled olives, then wrapped in a strip of bacon, and broiled.

Apparently not everyone’s peer group calls them bacunives, as does mine, or there would be some mention of them on the Internet, aside from my friend Heather’s last week.

I would like to now have a year-end moment of appreciation for my own peer group.


Not that there is anything wrong with the name “devils on horseback,” which is their other name. Tomorrow I will also be making something called “angels on horseback,” which is the same principle, but executed with apricots rather than prunes.

The theme of 2011 will be things that are put inside of other things before you eat them.

Or perhaps that is the theme of the end of 2010. At any rate, knock yourselves out with these.

You can soften the prunes in water if you are inclined, or add cream cheese or fontina instead of olives.

Clearly, you can do whatever you’d like, since you’ve already committed to wrapping bacon around everything.

Happy new year in advance!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2010 1:59 am

    I am pretty sure we coined the name, based on the Turducken Principle.
    I was not even planning to make Bacunives for New Years Eve, but you know, it has been a long time since I’ve had them.

    Devils on horseback, ha!

  2. Heather permalink
    December 31, 2010 10:04 am

    YUM!! We had them for the Christmas Eve party, and any brave enough to try them really liked them. I practically KILLED myself looking for olives w/o pimento, though. Maybe next time I’ll just do it with pimento-stuffed ones. I don’t bother soaking the prunes–just give them a little massage. But maybe not everyone is ok with massaging prunes before penetrating them with olives.

    • Michelle permalink
      January 3, 2011 4:45 am

      Heather!!! I’m shocked. SHOCKED.


  3. January 4, 2011 12:46 pm

    I think that means you have to make a turducken at the end of the year. Wrapped in bacon, of course.

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