Caramelised Onion Dip Recipe
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The sun is shining (in February!) so we're finding ourselves making more sunshine filled recipes. This winter has found us eating lots of winter veg and rich foods. But, for this week in Feb, we're reaching for something indulgent but light. Our caramelised onion dip is perfect for this and can be made the day before.
Top tip for this recipe: you must keep stirring every five minutes or it will all stick to the bottom of the pan!
For the caramelised onions:
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 medium onions, sliced thinly and popped out of the loops so they’re separate – this doesn’t need to be too careful as it will happen during cooking
- A few sprigs of dried thyme
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
For the dip:
- 340g softened cream cheese
- 113g sour cream
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8th teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
Garnish – we would recommend chopped parsley
For this recipe, you need to first caramelise the onion and then make the dip
To caramelise the onions:
- In a large pan, melt the butter over a medium heat
- Add in a drizzle of olive oil whilst the butter is melting
- Add in the rings of onion and saute for around 5 minutes until they start to shrink a little
- Now, you need to lower the heat to low-medium and add the thyme and sugar
- Stir and continue to cook for a further 35-45 minutes, making sure to keep stirring so the onions don’t stick to the bottom of the pan
- The onions will start to caramelise and turn golden brown – if the onions caramelise too fast, they will burn so make sure you keep stirring and turn down the heat if they’re starting to go too fast
- Add the balsamic vinegar and salt and then allow the onions to soak up the balsamic
- Remove from heat and allow the onions to cool to a room temperature
For the dip:
- Once your onions are cool, grab a bowl and combine the sour and cream cheese with the onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of ranch seasoning
- This all needs combining well and then then you can taste test to see if you wish to add in more of the ranch or salt/pepper
- Garnish with your choice of garnish and let the dip stand for at least an hour before serving. This is so the flavours are able to combine before you eat the dip.
There you have it – an easy to make caramelised onion dip recipe that pairs wonderfully with a mini pork pie!
We used the mini pie because we find them easy to dip, especially when sharing. However, slice a large pork pie up and this is delicious too – it’s all up to your personal favourite!
With all our recipes, they’re easy to make and delicious with a pork pie. We absolutely love cooking but because quite a lot of our recipes are created with sharing in mind; on platters and buffets for all to enjoy, then we like to make them easy and fun to prepare before the event. When friends are round, you want to serve yummy food but don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen – so our recipes are perfect. Prepare the day before and store the caramelised onion dip in the fridge overnight in an airtight container. Our Yorkshire pork pies work with this recipe so well as the flavours compliment each other and you can enjoy the pies hot or cold with this.