Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts


Serve any remaining onion-cranberry mixture as a relish to jazz up grilled or roasted pork or poultry.

Caramelized Onion-and-Cranberry Cheese Toasts
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
32 to 36 toasts


  • 2 cup thinly sliced sweet onions, such as Vidalia, Maui, or Walla Walla

  • 1 medium apple, such as Rome Beauty or Jonathan, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 2 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon orange zest

  • 32 - 36 1/4-inch slices baguette-style French bread, toasted

  • 8 ounce soft goat cheese (chèvre)

  • Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves (optional)


  1. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker combine onions, apple, and cranberries. Top with butter. In a small bowl combine vinegar, brown sugar, and orange zest; pour over mixture in cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or high 2-1/2 to 3 hours. (If no heat setting is available, cook 4 hours.)

  3. Spread toasted bread slices with cheese. Using a slotted spoon, spoon 1 tablespoon onion mixture onto each toast. If desired, top with cilantro or parsley.


For a creamier variation, stir 4 oz. softened cream cheese into the goat cheese before spreading onto toasted bread slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

56 Calories
2g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Folate, total 11.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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