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Caramelized Onion Bruschetta

Caramelized Onion Bruschetta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 12
Looking for a new appetizer? Try an easy bruschetta where you can cook the carmelized onions ahead.
August 30, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter or margarine
  • 3 large red onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) raspberry or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 long loaf baguette bread, cut into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) slices
  • 1 tub (250 g) soft cream cheese with herbs or vegetables
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch heavy skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat until sizzling. Cook onions in butter 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are softened. Stir in sugar and vinegar. Cook 9 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are very soft and light golden brown. Cool onion mixture slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Set oven control to broil. Place bread slices on cookie sheet. Broil with tops 4 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn bread; broil 1 to 2 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  • 3
    Spread about 2 teaspoons cream cheese on each bread slice. Top each with 1 tablespoon onion mixture; sprinkle with small amount parsley.

  • Variation:┬áThe caramelized onion mixture is also great on sandwiches and grilled meat.
  • Do-Ahead: The onion mixture can be made two or three days before serving and stored in the fridge. Then just toast the bread, assemble and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 Servings (2 Slices Each)
Calories
270
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
9g
Cholesterol
40mg
Sodium
330mg
Total Carbs
27g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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