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Caramelized-Onion Bruschetta

caramelized-onion bruschetta Appetizer Italian
Caramelized-Onion Bruschetta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 24

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

Updated May 26, 2005

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • The caramelized onion mixture is also great on sandwiches and grilled meat.
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
145
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
0%
Saturated Fat
9g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
0%
Sodium
330mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%
12%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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