Stokes Devils on Horseback

A Stokes recipe by our Resident Chef

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Jar 250g
Case 6x 250g
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  • 12 Medjool Dates.
  • 150g Blue Stilton.
  • 3 Teaspoons Stokes Fig Relish.
  • 6 Slices streaky bacon.
  • 1 bunch fresh Rosemary.

Our recipe uses sweet and succulent Medjool dates. They have a moreish natural sweetness that goes perfectly well with creamy blue stilton and the relative tartness of our Fig Relish.


  1. Crumble the stilton into a bowl, add Stokes Fig relish and mix together.
  2. Using your thumbs, pull each date apart to expose the stone, being careful not to break the date in two. Remove the stone and this will create a natural cavity for the filling.  Fill each date with the stilton mix and close together.
  3. Cut the bacon slices in half, making 12 pieces.
  4. Roll each date in a slice of bacon with a sprig of rosemary.
  5. These can be cooked in an Air fryer at 200°c for about 6-8 minutes or baked in a hot oven at 180°c  for about 12-15 minutes until cooked through and piping hot.
  6. Enjoy!