Camembert with Cranberry Caramelized Onions

Looking for a cheesy French dip recipe? Then check out this delicious mélange of caramelized sweet onions, sweetened dried cranberries and Camembert cheese that’s served with assorted crackers and small cocktail bread slices – ready in just 35 minutes!

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1
small sweet onion, halved, thinly sliced
1
(8-oz.) round Camembert cheese
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries
2
teaspoons brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons sweet or dry sherry
2
tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until very tender, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place cheese in ungreased decorative ovenproof shallow baking dish or plate. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is soft.
  • 3 Add cranberries, brown sugar, salt and sherry to onion; mix well. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in marjoram; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 4 To serve, spoon warm onion mixture over cheese. Serve with assorted crackers and small cocktail bread slices. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Camembert cheese is a round French cheese covered with a soft, white edible rind. When ripe, this smooth, fragrant cheese oozes slightly.

Prepare the onion mixture up to one day in advance; cover and refrigerate it. Just before serving, briefly reheat the onion mixture in the microwave and spoon it over the cheese.

Garnish this baked Camembert with sprigs of fresh marjoram.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.