Caramelized Onion and Whipped Goat Cheese Dip

45 minutesServes 10
Caramelized Onion and Whipped Goat Cheese Dip


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 c Vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 (4 oz) logs The Fresh Market Garlic & Herb Goat’s Milk Cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ c crème fraiche, at room temperature
  • ½ c cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 (heaping) tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp The Fresh Market Balsamic Glaze
  • Crackers, for serving


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Once oil is shimmering, add onion and season with salt to taste. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring periodically, adding a bit of water if the skillet gets dry (the water will also help give the onion a nice uniform brown color). Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking for 30 minutes, stirring every so often and adding a bit of water as needed. Once caramelized, remove from heat, transfer onions to a plate and spread out in an even layer to cool.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (a hand mixer will also work fine), combine goat cheese and crème fraiche and whip on medium speed until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Season with salt to taste and use a spatula to fold in cooled onions. Transfer dip to a serving bowl.

In a separate small bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze and a pinch of salt. To serve, make a small well in the center to the onion dip. Spoon tomato mixture in the center and serve with crackers.

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