Saturday, August 11, 2012

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini

It's been way too long since I posted a recipe, so here's one of my favorite cocktail party finger foods. I admit caramelizing onions can be a bit time-consuming, but it's totally worth it.

For this recipe, you will need:

  2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  2 teaspoon brown sugar
  1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  1 loaf of French bread, sliced
  a soft (preferably tangy), spreadable goat cheese
  extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and cook until they begin to color.

Add brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Reduce heat slightly. Continue to cook onions, stirring frequently until they become very dark and (duh) caramelized. Add the minced thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for a minute or two longer.

While the onions are cooling, lightly brush the slices of bread with olive oil. Place in the oven for about 5-10 minutes until golden brown around the edges, flipping once in between.

Let the toasts cool for a minute or two before spreading a dollop of goat cheese on each and top with the caramelized onions. Voilà!

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini

PS I found this tablecloth on sale at Williams and Sonoma for $12!! Insane, right?


  1. Goat cheese? Caramalized onions?! I'm in.

  2. What a perfect dish for a cocktail party. And very easy to make too. Thank you for the recipe.
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  3. ohhh that looks super tasty. i'm on board for anything with goat cheese! Chic on the Cheap

  4. OMG yum!!! This is perfect for my next cocktail party!

  5. Yuummm, this sounds and looks so good! And I'm hungry anyway because today is diet day (after the bbq feast with the neighbours last night).
    Why oh why am I always so hungryy... ;)

  6. Looks delish!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This looks delicious! I've never made anything with goat cheese, but this looks like a great dish to serve for an outdoor dinner.


  8. nice blog!
    follow each other?ummm?yes no?
    yours truly, L.

  9. YUM. There's a goat cheese sold at my local co-op that would be perfect for this. Definitely bookmarking this recipe for future use.