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Quick and Easy Caramelized Onion Dip (French Onion Dip)

  • Author: Sheenam
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 3 cups or 320 grams onions 
  • 1 cup or 250 grams sour cream
  • 1/2 cup or 60 grams cream cheese (softened / room temp)
  • 1/2 cup or 115 grams mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of 4 tbsp or 57 grams butter
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  1. To a large pan, add cubed cold butter and let melt on medium low flame just for a few seconds, until it becomes soft (not liquid and not brown butter). Add onions, honey and salt. Mix well until all onions are nicely coated with honey butter mix.
  2. Let cook for about 7-8 minutes until all of that honey butter liquid is evaporated. The onions will begin to soften up. After about 10 minutes, you would notice the onions to change colour, get stickier and begin to pan fry/ stick to the pan. Add half of the wine at this point to deglaze.
  3. Let cook until all the wine has evaporated (roughly 5 minutes). Continue cooking without wine for 2 more minutes. It will start to stick to the pan again, add the remaining wine to deglaze completely and continue stirring the onions (roughly 4-5 minutes)
  4. At this point, the onions will have reduced completely, texture would be sticky and jammy and completely soft and caramelized. Transfer to a bowl and let cool at room temperature for about 10-12 minutes.
  5. To another (larger) bowl, add mayonnaise, cream cheese, sour cream, cooled caramelized onions and mix well. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving with chips or crackers. (The dip tastes even better, when served the next day - the longer the jammy buttery onions sit in the creamy mixture, the better!)

Keywords: vegetarian, dip, caramelized, onion

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