Sweet Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip is a quick and easy recipe to make, full of great flavor and perfect for parties, buffets and family gatherings.
This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodie supporters, Dave Weigel. Dave loves to Grill and Smoke, and has loads of tasty recipes up his sleeve!
Here, Dave has created a delicious Sweet Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip. It's a family hit for sure!
The recipe is really easy and it's just a matter of caramelizing onions and garlic and mixing all the ingredients together. This is a perfect dip recipe to take along to a potluck, or to have at a party or make for Superbowl. You can make it ahead and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
This is delicious served with tortilla chips, cheesy breadsticks, crackers, celery sticks, raw carrot sticks etc. Make a variety of these accompaniments to go with your dip!
if you enjoy cooking with onions, be sure to check out all our other delicious onion recipes.
Recipe by Dave Weigel
1 & ½ cups
1 large onion sliced thin
3 tablespoons butter ( yeah it's a lot but hey it's butter!)
2 cloves garlic chopped fine or 1 teaspoon fine chopped garlic from a jar
1 teaspoon sugar
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
1 teaspoon honey
¼ cup heavy cream (add just enough to smooth out the mix).
1. Melt the butter in 12 inch frying pan and add sliced onion.
Fry over medium heat until almost fully caramelized then add the sugar to help the caramelization.
Add the chopped garlic and finish frying till onions are a dark sweet caramelized mass of yumminess.
2. In a food processor, put all of the ingredients in and whiz until smooth.
Leave a bit of the onion mix out until almost smooth and add at the end if you want some bigger chunks.
Please note, add the heavy cream in stages as you blend, so you can get the consistency you like. The more cream you add, the looser the dip will be.
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Sweet Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip
Sweet Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip is a quick and easy recipe to make, full of great flavor and perfect for parties, buffets and family get togethers.
- 1 large onion sliced thin
- 3 tablespoons butter, yeah it's a lot but hey it's butter!
- 2 cloves garlic chopped fine or 1 teaspoon fine chopped garlic from a jar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ cup heavy cream ., add just enough to smooth out the mix
- Melt the butter in 12 inch frying pan and add sliced onion. Fry over medium heat until almost fully caramelized then add the sugar to help the caramelization. Add the chopped garlic and finish frying till onions are a dark sweet caramelized mass of yumminess.
- In a food processor, put all of the ingredients in and whiz until smooth. Leave a bit of the onion mix out until almost smooth and add at the end if you want some bigger chunks. Please note, add the heavy cream in stages as you blend, so you can get the consistency you like. The more cream you add, the looser the dip will be.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1510Total Fat: 146gSaturated Fat: 89gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 418mgSodium: 1099mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 18g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
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