JUGs in the Kitchen: Caramelized Onion Dip


A close friend of ours recently made Real Simple's caramelized onion dip recipe for Book Club. Let me just tell you, it got devoured fast. It is safe to say, this recipe is JUGs approved.

Serves 8
Hands-On Time: 40m
Total Time: 1hr 00m

2  tablespoons  unsalted butter
2  medium onions, thinly sliced
kosher salt and black pepper
1  8-ounce bar cream cheese, at room temperature
1  cup  sour cream
2  tablespoons  chopped fresh chives** These will give the dip a stronger, more onion-y flavor. Sometimes I like to add them, and other times I prefer a milder taste!
thick-cut potato and vegetable chips, for serving

1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. (I usually bring the heat to medium-high to get the onions to a dark, caramel color once they've softened.)
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the onions, cream cheese, sour cream, chives, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Serve with the chips.

Tip: The dip can be made up to 2 days in advance; refrigerate covered.

- Cameron