Caramelized-Onion Bruschetta

Caramelized-Onion Bruschetta

Looking for a new appetizer? Try an easy bruschetta where you can cook the carmelized onions ahead.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

1/2
cup butter or margarine
3
large red onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
1/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons raspberry or balsamic vinegar
1
loaf (1 pound) baguette bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
tub (8 ounces) soft cream cheese with herbs or vegetables
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  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.
Makes 12 servings (2 slices each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
The 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 Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 145),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.