Caramelized Shallot Dip

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  • Caramelized Shallot Dip is an easy appetizer that can be served with crackers or vegetables. Caramelized shallot adds a delicious flavor to this dip that makes it memorable (and addicting)! It’s perfect for holiday entertaining, family get togethers and game day!

    caramelized shallot dip

    Shallots are one of my favorite ingredients to enhance a dish. They’re the perfect addition to burgers, steaks, potatoes, pizzas, sandwiches, omelets, green beans and dips!

    dip made from caramelized shallot

    Shallots are type of onion that are rich and sweet – they are not as strong as a yellow, red or white onion and have less crunch, which makes them perfect for caramelizing.

    caramelized shallot dip

    It takes just a few minutes to caramelize shallots in butter and brown sugar. Brown sugar is the perfect complement to shallots, as the onions caramelize it turns into a shallot jam. It blends seamlessly into a dip when combined with cream cheese and mayonnaise.

    caramelized shallot recipe

    How to Caramelize Shallots

    • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
    • Add sliced shallots and brown sugar. Stir to coat.
    • Cook until soft and light brown in color (about 10 minutes).

    caramelized shallot dip in pumpkin cocotte

    For best results, bring the cream cheese to room temperature before incorporating with the shallots and mayonnaise. If you’re in a rush, you can soften it in the microwave. After combining the caramelized shallot, cream cheese and mayonnaise, allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This incredible Caramelized Shallot Dip is best served at room temperature. It’s delicious with raw vegetables and makes a great spread for crackers!

    caramelized shallot appetizer

    This simple 4 ingredient Caramelized Shallot Dip is so addicting. It has a flavor unlike any other dip that you’ll crave again and again.

    caramelized shallot recipes

    You can find this petite pumpkin cocotte that’s great for soups and dips here.

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    Caramelized Shallot Dip

    Caramelized Shallot Dip is an easy appetizer that can be served with crackers or vegetables. Caramelized shallot adds a delicious flavor to this dip that makes it memorable (and addicting)! It's perfect for holiday entertaining, family get togethers and game day!

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword appetizer, dip, easy appetizer, easy recipe, onion, shallot, spread
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 12

    Ingredients

    • 5 large shallots sliced
    • 4 Tbsp butter
    • 3 Tbsp brown sugar packed
    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 c mayonnaise

    Instructions

    1. In a sauce pan over low heat, melt butter.

    2. Add shallots and brown sugar. Caramelize until soft and brown in color, stirring occasionally.

    3. Blend with cream cheese and mayonnaise. 

    Recipe Notes

    Optional: add fresh cracked pepper

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