I made this for my Christmas party this year. All of them were eaten. Most liked them (but no love), some were on the fence and only 1 didn't care for them at all. I may make this again, but I will use less balsamic vinegar. The vinegar was pretty strong and overpowered the rest of the ingredients. Instead of crackers, I decided to cut a baguette into thin slices, brushed lightly with olive oil and then toasted on each side. The toast pieces were nice with this. Give this recipe a try. The onion and cranberry are a really nice combo.
December 16, 2008
I used White Balsamic Vinegar from Trader Joe's in lieu of the usual brown balsalmic vinegar, to reduce the color infusion of the onions. However, when I mixed in the chopped cranberries, the color bleed onto the onions anyway, turning everything red. I brought this to an appetizer exchange, where it won a prize for presentation, but got mixed reviews from the participants as to flavor, so I am not sure I would bring again.
December 01, 2008
Made this last week for Thanksgiving appetizer. While good, it did not resemble the color in the picture because the balsamic vinegar turned all ingredients a dark brown color; also, quantity of vinegar overwhelmed the flavors of other ingredients. Would decrease quantity to 1/4 cup vinegar.