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Crostini with Caramelized Onion Jam

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Crostini with Caramelized Onion Jam
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
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Serve your family this wonderful appetizer! It is crostini that is topped with caramelized onion and cream cheese.
Nov 5, 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) kosher (coarse) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 24 slices (1/4 inch/6 mm thick) baguette French bread
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cream cheese or chevre (goat) cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme or oregano leaves

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and garlic; cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 2
    Add salt, brown sugar, vinegar and broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove cover, increase heat to medium-high. Cook 2 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is reduced and the mixture is the consistency of jam. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 325ºF. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet; spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until crispy.
  • 5
    Place 1 teaspoon caramelized onions on each bread slice; top with 1 rounded teaspoon cream cheese. Sprinkle with herbs.

Nutrition Information

45 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 6g Total Carbs, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 Servings
Calories
45
Total Fat
2g
Saturated Fat
1/2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
120mg
Total Carbs
6g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
2g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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