Yes, it takes time to make caramelized onions, but most of your efforts are “hands-off”, especially if you use your slow cooker!
I’m going to give you both the slow cooker and stovetop methods, as your choice will ultimately depend on the quantity of caramelized onions you want to end up with.
A word of warning: Even though you peeled and sliced 9 large onions, you’ll only end up with a fraction of the volume once they’ve cooked down.
The rule of thumb is one large onion will cook down to about 1/2 cup of caramelized onions.
Slow Cooker Method:
NAN’S TIP: USING A MANDOLIN MAKES SLICING ONIONS A FAST A FUN JOB!
And here’s a fabulous recipe to use your delicious caramelized onions in!
Sweet and savory, these little phyllo bites are filled with caramelized onions, dried apricots, honey, pecans and blue cheese!
They make the perfect “one-biter” snack for cocktail hour and holiday soirees. You can make the filling up to two days ahead, so this recipe is ready to go at a moment’s notice!
CLICK HERE TO GET THE RECIPE FOR: BLUE CHEESE APRICOT TARTLETS
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