Sunday, September 18, 2011

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramlized Onion Dip
Adapated from The Barefoot Contessa
By Erin at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

3 large sweet onions (yellow or white)
3 Tbls butter
3 Tbls olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayo

Slice all of the onions very thin.  Heat the butter and oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the onions, salt and pepper.  Saute for 10 minues.  Reduce heat to medium low, and continue cooking for about 20 minutes.  You want the onions to get soft and caramel in color.  You don't want them browned from too high of a temp.  Once cooked, allow to cool slightly. 

In bowl of an electric mixer combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayo.  Beat until smooth.  Add in the onions and mix until well combined.  Serve immediately or chill to serve later.  Works well with potato chips, and pita chips are my favorite dipper with this!