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Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip

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.

A white dish filled with Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip sitting next to crackers.

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”

A white dish filled with Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip sitting next to crackers.

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 blended with Figs

Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip

Author: Hostess At Heart
Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig is smooth, sweet, and a little spicy. It is quick and easy to make and will be a hit at any gathering.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword: Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig Dip
Servings: 10

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 10gCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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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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Recipe Rating




Festive Cranberry Cheese Spread | Hostess At Heart

Saturday 15th of October 2016

[…] Another festive dip to make or atake is Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig dip! […]

Elzie Jackson

Thursday 25th of December 2014

Reblogged this on elziejackson and commented: This sound so delicious!!! Almost sounds like something my grandmother used to make!!!

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Saturday 20th of December 2014

Yes, I create recipes in the grocery aisle all the time. Those spiced pecans would make any dish sing. Trader Joes is a great place to create unless there's a million people in the store, than just keep moving so you don't get trampled. Why are we not neighbors? I would totally come to all of your get togethers.

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Saturday 20th of December 2014

I know Tracey! I've met so great people here that I wish were my neighbors. Coffee would be an amazing get together!

Giramuk's Kitchen

Friday 19th of December 2014

I am all too familiar with the self imposed time out!! :) I love this Julie! The flavours just sound phenomenal and I cannnot wait to give this a go! I am pinning this. I love trying new dips!

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Friday 19th of December 2014

Thamk you! I am bery pleased with how it came out.

Karen

Friday 19th of December 2014

I like the flavor combination that you have created. What all the holiday parties ahead…this will be perfect.

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Friday 19th of December 2014

Thank you Karen! If you try it i hope you will let me know what you think.