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Caramelized onion and gouda cheese crostini

Melted gouda, charamelised onion and crispy baguette, a quick and easy appetizer that is perfect for any occasion!

COOKING TIME 60 minutes
Caramelized onion and gouda cheese crostini

1 baguette, cut on diagonally into 1/2-inch slices

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced thinly into semicircles

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup water, divided

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon basil leaves

3 oz. Frico Gouda cheese

Preheat oven to 360°F.

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with about 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

For the onions, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the onions and cook until softened, about 15 minutes.

Stir in brown sugar. Cover and cook until the onions are golden brown, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add 1⁄4 cup water, cover the pan again and cook until the onions are deep golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Stir in balsamic vinegar, salt, sage and an additional 1⁄4 cup water. Cover the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.

Top up each baguette slice with some shredded gouda cheese and then add caramelized onions and sprinkle some basil leaves.

Place in oven and bake until cheese is beginning to melt, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve.