Crostini with Caramelized Onion Jam

Top Pillsbury® French loaf with caramelized onion and cheese to make these tasty crostinis! Perfect appetizer if you love Italian cuisine.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
medium sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
2
teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
1/2
cup chicken or vegetable broth
Cooking spray
1/4
cup cream cheese or chèvre (goat) cheese, softened (2 oz)
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or oregano leaves
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake French loaf as directed on can. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and garlic; cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes. Add salt, brown sugar, vinegar and broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cut ends off cooled loaf; cut loaf crosswise into 24 slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Arrange slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Spray each slice with cooking spray until lightly coated. Return to oven; bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until lightly toasted.
  • 4 Remove saucepan cover, increase heat to medium-high. Cook 2 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is reduced and the mixture is the consistency of jam. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 5 Place 1 teaspoon caramelized onions on each toasted bread slice; top with 1 rounded teaspoon cream cheese. Sprinkle with herbs.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2 1/2g
    2 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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