Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Crostini

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 35min
Makes 16 crostini
1 tbsp
olive oil
15 mL
1 tsp
Roasted Garlic Seasoning Paste
5 mL
1
large red onion, sliced in half circles
0
1/2 tsp
sugar
2 mL
1/4 tsp
salt
1 mL
4 tsp
Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
20 mL
1/2 cup
Beef Broth, 25% Less Sodium
125 mL
2 tsp
fresh Thyme, leaves only
10 mL
2 loaves
Ciabatta Bread
470 g
1 1/2 cups
grated Gruyère cheese, loosely packed
375 mL
2 crostinis
calories
200
fat
8 g
saturated fat
3.5 g
carbs
23 g
protein
9 g
cholestrol
20 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
380 mg
potassium
45 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic paste and onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 15 min. Stir in sugar and salt, then balsamic vinegar. Add beef broth and simmer until liquid evaporates, 5 to 10 min. Stir in thyme leaves, remove from the heat.

  2. Meanwhile, remove the ends of each loaf (discard ends or save for another use), and slice each loaf into 8 pieces. Put a spoonful of the onion mixture onto each slice and sprinkle with cheese.

  3. Bake in the oven on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until cheese is bubbling and golden, 10 min. Serve immediately.

Tip

The topping for this irresistible appetizer can be made the morning of.