Caramelized Onion and Cheese Toasts

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 25m
  • Rating ****

Makes 8 Hors D'Oeuvres


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 Crostini Toasts (see recipe)
  • 2 ounces Taleggio or Reblochon cheese, cut into 8 thin slices

Companion recipe: Crostini Toasts


Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion, season with salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the water and cook until it has evaporated and the onion is very tender and caramelized, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and let cool.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Arrange the Crostini Toasts on a baking sheet and top each with a slice of cheese. Bake for about 4 minutes, or just until the cheese melts. Top with the caramelized onion and serve.


The caramelized onion can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Let the onion return to room temperature before using it.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 3549

nutrition information per serving

132 calories; 7g total fat; 7mg cholesterol; 197mg sodium; 14g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 4g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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