Wednesday, December 21, 2011

foodie wednesday: goat cheese with caramelized onions

this simple and extraordinarily delicious appetizer is always a hit at holiday parties.  the creamy, tanginess of the goat cheese paired with the sweet richness of the onions is culinary perfection.  i have to credit my sister, hannah, for this lovely combo : )

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1 log of goat cheese
3 vidalia onions, sliced into ribbons
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
rosemary sprigs for garnish
cracked pepper to taste
(fresh bread, focaccia or crackers)

1) preheat oven to broil and heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.  add olive oil.

2) add onions to preheated skillet and cook on medium to medium-high heat until the onions are a rich, dark caramel color and have greatly reduced in size. this can take 30+ minutes, but it's totally worth it, trust me.

they look so delicious, don't they?! credit {here}
3) place goat cheese log in an oven safe dish (that you plan to serve it in) and heat briefly in oven until slightly melted.

4) once onions are completely caramelized, pour them and the oil from the skillet over the goat cheese, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and cracked pepper.

serve with crusty breads or artisan crackers.  this is one of my all-time favorite appetizers ever! 

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want to make it into a side dish?  another great option is to turn this into a pasta side dish - add the goat cheese, caramelized onions and the olive oil the onions were cooked in to 1 lb of cooked penne and sprinkle with chopped rosemary and cracked pepper.  delish!

hope your holiday celebrations are as memorable as they are delicious : )


  1. heck yes. i love the sound of this combo!! perfect for parties.

  2. Oh man, that sounds like an amazing appi!! I just love it.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog - I am so glad to have found yours! I'm going to be a total stalker and follow you on Twitter now! {I'm @dreejay}


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