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Caramelized Onion-Cranberry Compote

Jennifer Davick
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 22 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)
You can make this a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

Nutrition Information

  • calories 20
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.7 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.2 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 79 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions, and sauté 15 to 18 minutes or until golden and tender. Stir in vinegar and remaining ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 2 Tbsp.

  2. Caramelized Onion-Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bites: Spread 16 whole grain crackers each with 1 1/2 tsp. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese; top each with 1 Tbsp. Caramelized Onion-Cranberry Compote. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley leaves.

  3. Calories 56; Fat 9g (sat 6g, mono 6g, poly 1g); Protein 3g; Carb 2g; Fiber 8g; Chol 7mg; Iron 2mg; Sodium 137mg; Calc 12mg