Caramelized Shallot Dip

LAST UPDATED: Oct 04, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

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.

Serve Caramelized Shallot Dip With

If you love this caramelized shallot dip, you’re going to love my homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe and Easy Pimento Cheese Recipe

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

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!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 12

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • In a sauce pan over low heat, melt butter.
  • Add shallots and brown sugar. Caramelize until soft and brown in color, stirring occasionally.
  • Blend with cream cheese and mayonnaise. 

Notes

Optional: add fresh cracked pepper
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