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Caramelized Onion Dip

Goat cheese + caramelized onions = scrumptious

You'll ditch the packaged stuff for good after you have just one bite of this homemade caramelized onion dip.

This recipe originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune.

15 m
(prepare time)
2 h 25 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled, sliced
  • 2 red onions, peeled, sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Cup goat cheese
  • 1 Cup creme fraiche
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme


Heat oil and butter in a large skillet.

Add onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are caramelized, 20-30 minutes.

Add balsamic vinegar, stirring up browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

Combine the onions with the goat cheese, creme fraiche, thyme, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.

Stir, allowing the warm onions to help melt the goat cheese.

Cover; refrigerate 2 to 12 hours.

Let stand at room temperature until softened slightly before serving.