Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola


  • 16  medium-sized dried figs (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 Cup  port
  • 1 Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup  Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup  reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Teaspoon  rosemary, chopped
  • 2 Ounces  prosciutto, sliced and trimmed of fat
  •   Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste

Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.

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Snip the stem off each fig and make a crisscross cut 2/3 of the way down to partially open the fig. Trim the base of each fig so that it will sit upright when finished.

Place the figs, port, and vinegar in a small saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the figs are plumped and softened and most of the liquid is reduced, 10-15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Meanwhile, combine the Gorgonzola, cream cheese, and rosemary in a small bowl. Blend with a fork. Cover and refrigerate until the figs are cooled. Cut the prosciutto into ¼-inch-wide ribbons.

Using a teaspoon, melon baller, or small spoon, place a dollop of the cheese mixture in the opening of each fig. Garnish each appetizer with a ribbon of prosciutto. Season with pepper, to taste.


Calories per serving:

43 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 35g 54%
  • Carbs 57g 19%
  • Saturated 19g 96%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Sugars 45g
  • Protein 28g 57%
  • Cholesterol 129mg 43%
  • Sodium 2,138mg 89%
  • Calcium 336mg 34%
  • Magnesium 75mg 19%
  • Potassium 1,064mg 30%
  • Iron 2mg 12%
  • Zinc 3mg 21%
  • Phosphorus 414mg 59%
  • Vitamin A 1,404IU 28%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 33%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 27%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 29%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 37µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 17%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 10g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2g
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