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Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts


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  • 2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions, such as Vidalia, Maui, or Walla Walla
  • 1 Rome Beauty or Jonathan apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut up
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 8 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 32 baguette-style French bread slices, toasted
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves (optional)


Preparation time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place onions, apple, and cranberries in a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker. Top with butter. In a small bowl combine vinegar, brown sugar, and orange peel; pour over mixture in slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. (If no heat setting is available, cook for 4 hours.)

In a small bowl beat together goat cheese and cream cheese until smooth. Spread cheese mixture on one side of each toasted bread slice. Using a slotted spoon, spoon onion mixture on top of cheese mixture. If desired, garnish with cilantro leaves.

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