Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip
It is New Year’s Eve today, and I wanted to bring you something very special. This gorgeous Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip that you can have at the ready when the company arrives tonight. One that will get rave reviews!!
Oh but that is not all, with this amazing dip comes the very best in crackers. Crackers that are fantastic for any occasion but gorgeous enough for a New Year’s celebration!!!
These crackers I have loved, well, since I can remember!! John Macy developed the CheeseSticks while he was running his successful catering business, in 1976.
Over the years he sold his CheeseSticks at local country fairs and carnivals to making them in his New York loft to what you see today, an award-winning amazing product.
His CheeseSticks are all-natural and contain no artificial ingredients, coloring, or preservatives. They come in five savory flavors Original Cheddar, Garlic Romano, Melting Parmesan, Cheddar and Scallion, and Dijon Swiss.
In addition, he now has SweetSticks that come in three varieties Madagascar Vanilla, Java Cinnamon, and Dutch Chocolate.
Great to accompany a hot cup of java, cappuccino, hot chocolate, or ice cream.
Where Were They Developed?
CheeseCrisps were developed when a leading New York City hotel had asked John to develop a new appetizer.
His creation, made by adding extra-aged cheese and special seasonings to his already successful CheeseSticks recipe and cutting the dough into cracker-shaped pieces.
The CheeseCrisps were an instant hit with flavors like Asiago and Cheddar, Smoked Jalapeno, Melting Romano, and Sesame Gruyere.
These CheeseSticks and CheeseCrisps go fantastically with this mouth-watering dip. A great blend of slowly cooked caramelized onion and crispy bacon bits, all wrapped up in cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream. It has just the right holiday flavor with the added sage.
So come, dive right in and celebrate New Year’s Eve in style!! I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year!! Enjoy!!!
- 1 Tbsp. canola oil
- 1 large sweet onion or 2 cups
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh sage
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup light sour cream
- 4 oz. light cream cheese at room temperature
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 lb. bacon, cut into lardons
- Fry bacon until just crisp in a large fry pan. Remove bacon and wrap in paper towels, set aside. Drain fat from the pan but don't rinse.
- Add the canola oil and heat on medium-low, add the onions and sage.
- Add the sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Cook slowly for about 20 min. stirring often until onions are deep golden brown.
- Remove from heat to cool.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl with an electric mixer cream the cream cheese, add the sour cream, and mix until well blended, add the mayonnaise.
- Stir in the cooled onions and bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 217Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.
Recipe adapted from The Food Network, by Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh