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Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts

Yield: 32 to 36 toasts
Prep 25 mins Slow Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs  (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)
Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts
Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions

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,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 148,
  • Potassium (mg) 53,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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