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Caramelized Onion Spread

Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves 10 (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
Serve with Basic Crostini, or melba toast. For an upscale version, thinly slice onions, and caramelize as directed. Then combine cream cheese, mayo, pepper, and salt; spread over crostini, and top with onions and chives.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 98
  • fat 7.6 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 5.4 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 160 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 35 minutes or until very tender and caramelized, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese to pan, and stir to combine. Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise and the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Cook's Notes

Make-ahead tip: Refrigerate the spread (or its components) up to two days ahead.