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Caramelized-Onion Bruschetta

Caramelized-Onion Bruschetta

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

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 24

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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

Expert Tips

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.

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