Valley Fig Growers

California Fig & Bacon Cheddar Bites

Makes 20 appetizers.


1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 ounces (1/4 cup) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup stemmed and chopped (1/4-inch) Blue Ribbon Orchard

Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

2 tablespoons dry sherry

2/3 cup cooked, chopped bacon

20 thin slices (cut diagonally) baguette



In small bowl, stir together cheddar and cream cheeses.  Stir in figs, green onions and sherry. Can be prepared a day ahead and stored in a covered container in the refrigerator.  To serve, preheat oven to 375° F.  Place baguette slices on large baking sheet. Place in oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Spread fig mixture on baguette slices. Top with bacon. Return to oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Photo David Campbell

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 122
  • % Calories from Fat 32%
  • Fat 4
  • Cholesterol 13
  • Protein 5
  • Carbohydrates 15
  • Fiber 1
  • Iron 1
  • Sodium 245
  • Calcium 54
  • Potassium 68