Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Appetizer

Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Appetizer

Crunchy baguette slices are topped with robust Gorgonzola and sweet caramelized onions.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

16

appetizers

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
3
medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
16
slices (1/2-inch-thick) baguette-style French bread (from 10-ounce loaf)
3
tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  1. Melt butter in 7-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook onions, brown sugar and vinegar in butter 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are golden brown.
  2. Set oven control to broil. Place baguette slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramelized onions evenly onto each baguette slice. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese. Broil about 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
Makes 16 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Gorgonzola is a cow's-milk cheese with bluish-green veins, similar in flavor and appearance to other blue cheeses. If you don't have Gorgonzola, any other blue cheese, such as Roquefort, Stilton or Maytag, would be a good substitute.
Do-Ahead
The onions can be cooked and refrigerated up to 48 hours ahead of time and reheated in a microwave oven. Assemble the appetizers just before broiling.
Special Touch
Arrange these tasty appetizers on a pretty platter, and garnish with fresh parsley or another favorite herb. Add a variety of marinated olives from the deli.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.