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Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Appetizer

Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Appetizer
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 16
Crunchy baguette slices are topped with robust Gorgonzola and sweet caramelized onions.
Updated March 19, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 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
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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