Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts | Midwest Living

Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts

Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts

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  • Yield: 32 to 36 toasts
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Slow Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)

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  • 2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions, such as Vidalia, Maui, or Walla Walla
  • 1 Rome Beauty or Jonathan apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut up
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 8 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 8 - ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 32 -36 baguette-style French bread slices, toasted
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves (optional)


  1. Place onions, apple, and cranberries in a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker. Top with butter. In a small bowl combine vinegar, brown sugar, and orange peel; pour over mixture in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. (If no heat setting is available, cook for 4 hours.)
  3. In a small bowl beat together goat cheese and cream cheese until smooth. Spread cheese mixture on one side of each toasted bread slice. Using a slotted spoon, spoon onion mixture on top of cheese mixture. If desired, garnish with cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts

(Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts)

cal. (kcal) 97, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 148, sugar (g) 3, iron (mg) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Potassium (mg) 53, vit. A (IU) 146, vit. C (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 28, calcium (mg) 20, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 4, carb. (g) 12, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 9

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