These are dates stuffed with spiced pears and wrapped in bacon. I don't know how these got their name, but I love it. Angels on horseback involve oysters, which just doesn't sound as appealing to me. You could substitute all sorts of things for the pears if you don't have any or don't want them, such as walnuts or blue cheese. With these, there's the slight spicy juiciness of the pear, the chewy sweetness of the date and the salty smokiness of the bacon. People were drawn in by the bacon--and by the name--but the combination kept them going back for more. The basic recipe is here.