Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Caramelized Onion Dip

Oh finals . . . you are here and almost gone once again . . . I CAN'T WAIT! I mixed up a little distraction from studying today . . . and was instantly addicted!!! If you are an onion dip fan (in fact even if you are not) you have to try this recipe out! Easy and delish!!! I see another addition to our super bowl spread in the future . . . Caramelized Onion Dip
Recipe by: Emily

2-3 Medium Onions Chopped
8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Butter
2 tsp light Brown Sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp Onion Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to a medium skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter in the oil then add the chopped onions, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of light brown sugar. Cook onions stirring continually for 5 minutes then lower heat to medium-low and continue to cook the onions until soft and caramelized for about 30 minutes stirring to keep from burning. Remove pan from heat and add 1 tablespoon of water to the onions and stir to deglaze the pan. Spoon onions into a bowl to chill in the refrigerator.
2. Mix the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, worcestershire sauce, onion salt, garlic powder, and black pepper together with a hand mixer until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until the onions are completely cool and then stir in the caramelized onions and refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

*This dip is best when left to chill for a few hours or overnight!
**You can also substitute clams or crispy bacon in place of the onions to make clam or bacon dip!


Julie said...

Not many things make me happier than onion dip! Looks delicious.

Marie said...

Oh my, that sounds and LOOKS dangerous! Yummo!!

katie m said...

you temptress. Warum musst du mich versuchen mit solchen snacks?? Lecker!!!!

Alles liebe fuer einen wunderschoenen Tag, Mitarbeitern!

anniebakes said...

i have a recipe very similar and I love it, thanks for sharing, anne


Mandy said...

Emily, yum! I think I'll try adding bacon but still leave in the onions! Can't wait to try it. Happy Mothers Day to you!

Mary said...

This looks and sounds fabulous. This was my first visit here and I really loved all that I found. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary