Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Crostini

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Makes: 16 crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 tsp Roasted Garlic Seasoning Paste 5 mL
  • 1 large red onion, sliced in half circles 0
  • 1/2 tsp sugar 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar 20 mL
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium beef broth 125 mL
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, leaves only 10 mL
  • 2 loaves Ciabatta bread 470 g
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère cheese, loosely packed 375 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic paste and onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 15 min. Stir in sugar and salt, then balsamic vinegar. Add beef broth and simmer until liquid evaporates, 5 to 10 min. Stir in thyme leaves, remove from the heat.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, remove the ends of each loaf (discard ends or save for another use), and slice each loaf into 8 pieces. Put a spoonful of the onion mixture onto each slice and sprinkle with cheese.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the oven on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until cheese is bubbling and golden, 10 min. Serve immediately.

Tip

The topping for this irresistible appetizer can be made the morning of.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (2 crostini)
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Carbs 23 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 380 mg
  • Potassium 45