Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip is smooth, sweet, and a little spicy. It is quick and easy to make and will be a hit at any gathering.
I really learned something making this Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig dip. I must be a slow learner, because I have been cooking for quite a while, and didn’t follow my own advice, “less is more”
When I had the Festive Cranberry Cheese Spread that my sister brought for an early Christmas celebration, I was really inspired to put my own dip flavors together. My grocery store had creamy gorgonzola that looked perfect. I also grabbed some dried Mission figs and a package of their sweet and spicy pecans. Do you create your recipes in the aisles of the grocery store? I’m not the only one that does this, am I?
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As soon as I got home I got to work on my recipe and after everything was put together, I made the decision to spice it up with some sriracha. Bigggg mistake. All of a sudden, it lost the flavors of my cheese. With a couple of choice words, and putting myself in a self-imposed time out, I started over.
The second time around, I got exactly what I wanted. It had an upfront gorgonzola flavor, some sliced green onion for a subtle contrast, fig jam for sweetness, and chopped pecans and minced figs for texture.
I finished this dip with the same sweet and spicy pecans sprinkled across the top. This dip had all of the flavors and textures that make a perfect balance and delicious recipe.
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Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip
- 4 oz creamy gorgonzola cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1-8 oz package of cream cheese room temperature
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp green onion thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp fig jam
- 4 dried black mission figs minced
- 1/8 cup chopped sweet & spicy pecans plus more for garnish
- Combine creamy gorgonzola cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and blend until creamy.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until combined.
- Spoon into a serving dish and garnish with additional pecans.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
- Serve with your favorite crackers.
I took this dish to a Christmas get-together with friends. They loved it and I left with an empty dish at the end of the night.
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