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January 12, 2015

Recipe: Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Dip

I made this recipe for my husband’s birthday last week. It was a trial of a new recipe, and the end result was delicious.

Blue Cheese Caramelised Onion Dip

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Dip

This recipe was taken from the Australian Women’s Weekly Italian cookbook. As usual, I didn’t have the right ingredients to hand, so I improvised.


20 grams (3/4 ounce) butter

1 large brown onion – diced roughly

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

90 grams (3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

3/4 cup (180 grams) creme fraiche

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley


1. Melt the butter and cook the onion until softened.

2. Add the brown sugar and the vinegar to the onion and continue to cook over a low heat until the onion begins to caramelize. This will take about 10 minutes.

3. Add the crumbled cheese and the creme fraiche and stir until the mixture is smooth.

4. Cool and refrigerate until well-chilled.

5. Stir in the parsley and serve with corn chips, crackers or your favorite savory biscuits.

Shelley’s Notes:

1. I substituted thick Greek yoghurt (low fat) for the creme fraiche.

2. My onion was on the small side, so I reduced both the sugar and vinegar to 1 tablespoon each.

3. I added a little extra blue cheese since I adore the stuff.

Conclusion: This recipe is a keeper! Do you have a favorite dip recipe that you make on a regular basis?


  1. Mary Kirkland

    Ken would love this recipe, he likes all of those ingredients. My favorite dip is warm chili cheese dip. 1 can of no bean chili, 2 cups cubed velveeta cheese and microwave it until melted. I have to keep this on a warming plate or it stiffens up but it’s really good.

    • Shelley Munro

      Yum, that does sound good, Mary. Anything with cheese works for me :)

  2. Nikki-ann

    Sounds delicious! :)

    • Shelley Munro

      Let’s just say that I ate quite a lot of it ;)

  3. Sandra Cox

    I’d have to substitute something for the blue cheese…maybe feta? It sounds delicious.