Caramelized Onion and Sour Cream Spread

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is the gourmet version of the old onion soup mix and sour cream dip.”


  • 3tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1/3 cupolive oil
  • 1largered onion, thinly sliced
  • 1largered bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, cored,thinly sliced
  • 2teaspoonsherbes de provence
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 8clovesgarlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cupsour cream
  • 1tablespoondrained capers
  • 18slicesolive bread( 4×1 1/2×1/4-inch each)
  • Directions

  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and next 4 ingredients.
  • Cover; cook until vegetables release their juices, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.
  • Uncover; sauté until juices evaporate, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic; cook until vegetables are very tender and just beginning to brown, about 12 minutes longer.
  • Cool completely.
  • Puree vegetable mixture and sour cream in processor until almost smooth.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to bowl.
  • Sprinkle with capers.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Arrange bread slices on baking sheet.
  • Brush both sides of bread slices with 1/3 cup oil.
  • Toast about 2 minutes per side.
  • Cool.
  • Serve with spread.
  • A combination of dried thyme, basil, savory and fennel seeds can be substituted for herbes de Provence.
  • Reviews

  • “This was very different than any other dip I have made before.I thought it would be more of a savory taste, and it is rather sweet.I don’t think I attribute the sweetness to the 1 t. of sugar, but to the fennel.I have never cooked with fennel before and wanted to try it.My hubby and I like it and think that the addition of capers was a great idea to give it a balance of flavor.I like the texture and it is also a very pretty dip with the red pepper and red onion.Thanks, Mirj!”

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