A couple years ago, I went to this fun food photography class in Santa Ana. I met some of my food blog besties that I only knew through facebook messenger and phone calls. I got to see one of the most amazing photo prop closets I could imagine. I had some amazing food.
And I came home with a really fun cookbook. This one.
I think my favorite recipe in this book is the Sweet Onion Crack Dip. Which is why I decided to share with all of you. I have made this to entertain many a teenage crowd, bonko party, and family gathering.
Even if you don’t like onions, you might still like this, because the onions cook into their soft, caramely sweetness. And they are smothered in cream cheese and parmesan.
Holy freaking moly, this stuff is addictive.
When my son was holding group dates at our house every other weekend, we went through a lot of sweet onion dip. Not only is it a gathering point for the kids, but it also makes them self-conscious about kissing each other.
I’ve frankly always been surprised that so many people dislike onions. They make almost everything taste better. And I cannot imagine anything so sweet-savory as caramelized onions. They are perfect on hamburgers and bratwurst.
It makes me feel like this dip was crafted just for me. Add a few hearty crackers or crusty bread, and you are in business!
Sweet Onion Crack Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup finely diced sweet onion (about half of an onion)
- freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- crackers or bread for dipping
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, parmesan, onion and pepper in a bowl, stirring to combine. Place mixture in a 9-inch square or round baking dish. (I used a cast iron skillet but a small casserole dish would work fine, too.)
- Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes, until top is brown and bubbly. Serve warm with crackers or chunks of bread.