Caramelized Onion Dip

Yield: 2 cups Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes October 31, 2016

Last month we had an amazing vacation in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. After a day of hiking around Jenny Lake, we were ravenous and ended up at Signal Mountain Lodge for a very late lunch. We ordered their fried Brussels sprouts and French onion dip, which was better than any onion dip we’d ever had. Served with homemade potato chips, their dip was a creamy base filled with rich caramelized onions, like this recipe we ran across when we got home.

Recipe from Trisha Yearwood.


  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 lb. yellow onions, cut in half lengthwise and crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 dashes hot sauce, optional
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. sour cream


Heat the butter and olive oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, until soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt. Stir in the vinegar and simmer until the mixture is dry. Add the hot sauce if using. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow the onions to cool slightly.

Mix the cream cheese until smooth in a large bowl. Fold in the sour cream and caramelized onions. Season with salt and pepper.

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