Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Caramelized Red Onion Bruschetta

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A very easy and tasty appetizer to make for guests or your family. The caramelized red onion marmalade can be made ahead and whole dish can be put together in a short time.

Caramelized Red Onion Marmalade

3 large red onions (about 2 lbs) thinly sliced
4 T brown sugar
1 cup dry red wine
4 T balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the red onions and brown sugar and cook over moderate heat, stirring often, until the onions begin to caramelize and turn golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
Stir in the wine and vinegar, increase the heat to moderately high stirring often, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
Makes about 2 cups

For the Bruschetta

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

1 loaf good quality French bread sliced into 1/2 inch slices. Brush each slice with a little extra virgin olive oil. Bake until lightly brown on both sides, turning once, about 8-10 minutes. Set aside.

1/2 lb. crumbled goats cheese.

Top each slice of bread with about a tablespoon of the red onion marmalade. Sprinkle with goats cheese and heat in a broiler until warmed and goats cheese is slightly melted. Makes about 24 appetizers.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this lovely receipe. The red onion marmalade in particular was beutiful.

Lynne said...

Thanks, anonymous. I love this marmalade and your comment reminds me that I haven't made it in a very long time.

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