Cream Cheese

Caramelized Onion Dip

November 25, 2013
0 Ratings
  • Makes 2 cups
Author Notes

This dip is so rich and flavorful, the caramelized onions are amazing. I also added some chives for a bit of color. Adding thinly sliced green onion would also work. After you have sauteed the onions for the first 10 minutes, you could try adding 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh thyme and about a 1/2 cup of sherry, reduce the sherry and continue cooking until the onions are caramelized, cool and add to mixture of cream cheese and sour cream. Serve with some form of chip, like potato chips. —Katheryn's Kitchen

What You'll Need
  • 2 Large yellow onions thinly sliced, about 1/8 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces or 1 cup of light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Light sour cream
  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, aleppo, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.
  2. Place the cream cheese and sour cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature.
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5 Reviews

Manalto December 11, 2016
This is Ina (Barefoot Contessa) Garten's recipe.
Katheryn's K. January 18, 2017
Actually no, it's my recipe and an adaption of my Mom's recipe. What are you the recipe police, get a life.
Manalto January 18, 2017
LOL - Well, that's an unnecessarily hostile over-reaction for something as minor in the grand scheme of things as onion dip. "What are you, the X police?" (corrected for punctuation) and "get a life" always bring to mind the teeth-optional-misspelled-tattoos crowd, as has happened here. Here's Garten's recipe:
Katheryn's K. January 18, 2017
Seriously, you need to find something to do.
Manalto January 18, 2017
Maybe I'll start stealing recipes and present them as my own, as you do. That sounds like a worthwhile activity.