01 December 2009

Caramelized Onion Dip

December will be filled with wonderful holiday recipes.  Sorry I sort of slacked in November... I promise that I'll amp it up a little bit this month.  Here is a perfect holiday appetizer that you will want to serve at your next gathering!  I'll warn you, however, that your eyes will water for a good 15 minutes.   Darn onions!  

Caramelized Onion Dip
(Adapted from Toast to Omaha)
Yield: 8 Servings

4 Tbsp. Butter
1/4 C. Vegetable Oil
3 Large Vidalia or Sweet Onions, thinly sliced
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Cajun Seasoning
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 (8 oz) package Cream Cheese
3/4 C. Sour Cream
1/4 C. Mayonnaise
Paprika or Cayenne Pepper to garnish

Make sure that your onions are thinly sliced and possibly even cut in half (makes it easier for guests to put on a baguette or chip).  In a large skillet, heat butter and oil on medium-high heat.  Add onions and saute for 10 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium low and add garlic and seasonings.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes until onions are caramelized.  Add vinegar and stir to incorporate.  Allow mixture to cool.  In a food processor, blend cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise.  Add mixture to onions and mix well.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  Garnish with paprika or cayenne.  Serve at room temperature with kettle chips, vegetables, or baguette slices.  


  1. Mmmmmmmm. That has game day written all over it!

  2. This is a great dip to serve guests! I am thinking it will be served up for the SEC championship game between Florida and Alabama. Go Gators!

    Thanks for sharing.