Cream Cheese, California Fig, and Walnut Spread

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Cream Cheese, California Fig, and Walnut Spread

Pull out the cinnamon or blueberry bagels to match up with fig walnut cream cheese. This spreadable cream cheese is a great addition to for brunch.
Servings 24 servings


  • 6 Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Golden California Figs stems trimmed, quartered
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt kosher
  • 2 tbsp green scallion tops optional, thinly sliced


  • Finely chop the figs in a food processor. Add the cream cheese and process until combined. Add the walnuts and salt; pulse just to blend. Scrape into a bowl. Add the scallions, if desired.
  • Serve the spread on crisped endive leaves, celery boats, crackers, apple or pear slices, or toast, or use it as a sandwich spread.
  • Cream Cheese, Dried Fig, and Walnut Spread with Smoked Salmon: Add 1/4 cup diced smoked salmon (about 2 ounces) to the food processor along with the walnuts and salt.


Recipe source: Fig Heaven© 2011 by Marie Simmons

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