Crostini with Caramelized Onion Jam

Crostini with Caramelized Onion Jam

Serve your family this crostini that’s topped with caramelized onion and cream cheese – a wonderful appetizer.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

servings

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
medium sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
2
teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
1/2
cup chicken or vegetable broth
24
slices (1/4 inch thick) baguette French bread
Cooking spray
1/4
cup cream cheese or chèvre (goat) cheese, softened (2 oz)
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or oregano leaves
  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 325°F. 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.
Makes 24 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 120mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 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;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.