A simple caramelized onion dip that is always a real hit when served at parties. It might seem that onion dip is not something that can impress with its taste, but nothing could be further from the truth. Onion fried in butter with thyme and apple cider acquire a sweet and distinctive flavour. After cooling down and combining with cream cheese and sour cream, as well as seasoning with salt and pepper, the onion dip is ready to serve.
What to serve caramelized onion dip with? Fresh vegetables, crisps, pretzels, toasts or crackers will work well served with this dip. When it comes to the choice of vegetables, crispy and juicy vegetables such as cucumber, peppers or carrots are a perfect complement to the taste of this onion dip. I encourage you to try the below recipe for caramelized onion dip and I wish you a happy meal.
Ingredients for caramelized onion dip.
- 300 g onion
- 3 small springs of thyme
- 100 ml apple cider
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (flat)
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 50 g butter
- 200 g cream cheese
- 100 g sour cream
How to make caramelized onion dip.
Cut the peeled onion into small cubes and place it on a plate. Put the butter into a frying pan, melt it and when it is liquid, add fresh thyme and fry for a few seconds. Then add the diced onion and fry it over a medium heat, tending to low, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, pour in the apple cider and continue frying until the cider has completely evaporated and the onion turns golden brown – this should take 20-25 minutes. Cool down the caramelized onion.
Place the caramelized onion in a bowl, remove the thyme sprigs, add salt, pepper, cream cheese and sour cream. Mix thoroughly, then transfer the dip to the fridge for about 30 minutes. Serve the onion dip with fresh vegetables, crackers, toast or chips.
Good to know when making caramelized onion dip.
I prepared this dip with yellow onion, but you can also make it with white or red onion.
The fresh thyme can be replaced with dried thyme. Just add a little over 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme to give the dip a herbal aroma and flavour.
When caramelizing the onion, be careful not to scorch or burn it, as this is not the effect you want to achieve. Burnt onion will be bitter and will spoil the taste of the dip. I suggest caramelizing the onion over a low to medium heat.
Do you like onion dip? If so, try our recipe for Celeriac and onion dip.