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Crostini With Onions Recipe

Crostini With Onions Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Starters
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 252 kcal


  • #Caramelised Onion Topping#
  • 6-8 red onions, peeled, halved and sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 -2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 16 slices of baguette


  • #It is a surprisingly easy to prepare starter which, I’m sure, you’ll make over and over again. Crostini Is served with many different toppings. It also pairs well with clear soup.# Cook onions in the oil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring once in a while for a few minutes.
  • Add the sugar, reduce heat and cook stirring until onions are softened completely and are deep brown in color. Season to taste. Cool to room temperature. Prepare crostini as explained.
  • Top each crostini with one heaped tablespoon of onion. Place an olive on each crostini. Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.
  • If you are not rushed for time, do not add sugar to the onions but sauté them in oil over medium heat long enough (15-20 minutes) for moisture to evaporate and natural sugars to brown.
  • Stir the onions frequently to ensure even browning. The onions may require an additional 20 minutes to become completely caramelized.
  • They should not burn around the edges. Caramelized onions freeze well up to three months and can be used in various other recipes. So it may be worth to prepare a large amount at one time.
  • Of course this will definitely require patience in front of the stove.

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