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Sweet Angels on Horseback

Prep time 19 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Makes 1 dozen
We’re not sure why the classic dish got the name “angels on horseback,” but we love the sweet flavor pure maple syrup adds to this easy oyster appetizer.


  • 12 shucked and drained oysters
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 6 bacon slices, halved crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; let stand 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Microwave bacon at HIGH 2 minutes to 2 1/2 minutes or until edges begin to get crisp. Wrap each oyster with 1 piece bacon; secure with a wooden pick. Place on a lightly greased oil-lined baking sheet; brush with 1 tablespoon maple syrup.

  4. Broil 3 inches from heat 6 to 9 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Brush with remaining syrup.