Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini

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Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini Recipe

By Tammy Algood Published: January 1, 2016

  • Yield: 8-9 Servings



  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook about 4 minutes or until brown on one side, then flip and continue cooking until done. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain and cool.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan drippings in the skillet. When melted, increase the heat to medium-high and add the onions and shallots. Stir constantly for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and salt. Cook and stir frequently for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, crumble the bacon. Spread the remaining butter on the bread slices and place them on an ungreased jellyroll pan and set aside.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium for the onions, stirring well. Continue to cook and stir for 20 minutes or until the onions are golden-brown.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, thyme, garlic salt and pepper in a mixing bowl until well blended. Stir in the reserved bacon bits, Swiss cheese and white Cheddar. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the bread slices for 8 minutes and set aside to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  6. Add the vinegar to the onions and stir well to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Remove from the heat and stir into the cheese mixture. Spread 2-3 tablespoons onto the top of each bread slice and return to the oven for 8 minutes. Serve warm.

    About Author

    Tammy Algood

    Originally from Starkville, Miss., Tammy Algood has a Bachelor’s of Science from Mississippi State University and a Master’s from Middle Tennessee State University. She writes about food for The Tennessean and monthly for The Tennessee Magazine. Broadcast appearances include Nashville’s local ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates as well as statewide on PBS. Tammy can also be seen nationally on the HGTV and DIY networks.

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