Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
5 Hours 35 Mins
Makes about 4 cups

Caramelized sweet shallots and silky mascarpone cheese add new-school touches to onion-soup dip. No need to waste time peeling all the shallots; after roasting, the papery skins easily slip away.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Cut shallots in half. Toss together shallots and next 2 ingredients in a jelly-roll pan; sprinkle with desired amount of salt and pepper. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until shallots are light brown and skins are charred, stirring twice. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 30 minutes). Remove and discard papery skins from shallots and garlic, and coarsely chop shallots and garlic.

Step 2

Stir together sour cream and next 7 ingredients; fold in shallot mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 4 to 48 hours. Stir before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste just before serving, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Make Ahead: Prepare recipe up to 2 days in advance; chill in airtight container. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

ruthgp's Review

April 26, 2014
I was not thrilled with the outcome of this recipe. The ingredients were expensive and it's preparation was time consuming. I expected much more from this. Won't make again.