Valley Fig Growers

Gorgonzola Cheese Filling with Walnuts and California Figs


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1⁄2 cup)
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 3 medium Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stemmed and chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  1. Heat butter in medium skillet over low heat until melted; add onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds longer; set aside. In medium bowl using hand mixer, beat cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Stir in onion mixture, gorgonzola, walnuts, figs, and sherry; season with salt and pepper and set aside.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 855
  • % Calories from Fat 71%
  • Fat 68
  • Cholesterol 143
  • Protein 22
  • Carbohydrates 44
  • Fiber 8
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 1051
  • Calcium 475
  • Potassium 614