Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

November 13, 2015 Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom


You want to wow your friends and family this holiday??

Here is a super simple and ridiculously flavorful appetizer to serve.

Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Bruschetta.

Take two powerful and complementary flavors and put them together on a tiny piece of warm bread…

Whether you’re a guest at your family gathering, or hosting it…my Holiday Entertaining Guide has everything you could possibly need to help you host or be a guest at your Holiday Feast on a Budget this year!

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Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Featured recipe: My Holiday Entertaining Guide

Yield – 16 servings

Preparation Time – 35 minutes to caramelize the onions

Cooking Time – 3 minutes under the broiler


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 16 slices baguette bread, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles


  • “Balsam-melize the onions” – In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, then stir in the chopped onions, sugar and balsamic vinegar. Let cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring often. (The onions can be cooked up to 2 days ahead of time and stored in the freezer until ready to assemble and broil.)
  • Meanwhile, slice the baguette bread, place on a baking sheet and run under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to toast the pieces some. Then add the “balsam-melized” onions and a few crumbles of blue cheese to each bread slice. Run under the broiler again for 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese softens.
  • Serve Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Bruschetta.

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