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Gorgonzola Cheese Filling with Walnuts and California Figs

Course: Appetizer, Cheese Plates
Keyword: Gorgonzola Cheese Filling, Gorgonzola Cheese Filling with Figs
Calories: 866kcal


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion small, minced
  • 1 clove garlic small, minced
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped, toasted
  • 3 Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stemmed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • salt and ground black pepper


  • 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.


The following recipe is reprinted with permission of Cook's Illustrated.
Recipe source: America’s Test Kitchen. Valley Fig is a proud sponsor of the America’s Test Kitchen.


Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 2095IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 490mg | Iron: 3.1mg