Caramelized Onion Crostini

I made this appetizer for a friend’s birthday party along with the Caprese Skewers. I found this recipe in my new favorite cookbook, Tyler’s Ultimate by Tyler Florence (thank you Jason). I adapted the recipe a bit by reducing the butter and anchovy amounts and by slicing the baguette. The combination of caramelized onions, salty anchovies and Asiago with the tangy olive was amazing! The colors of this appetizer may not be visually stunning but the flavors are. This crostini was a huge hit with everyone at the party and they disappeared quickly. I will be making this appetizer over and over again.

Caramelized Onion Crostini:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Adapted recipe from Tyler’s Ultimate
 
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • Asiago cheese, shaved

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, anchovies, thyme, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are sweet and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

While the onions are cooking, slice the baguette, then coat each slice with a bit of olive oil cooking spray. Place in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.

Top each baguette slice with a bit of caramelized onions, some shaved Asiago and an olive. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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46 Responses to “Caramelized Onion Crostini”

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    Nithya — September 30, 2009 @ 5:24 am

    This is so new to me. Looks terribly tempting :)

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    Nina Timm — September 30, 2009 @ 5:55 am

    This would make a perfect entry to the Ovarian Cancer event over at Proud Italian Cook!!!

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    Jenn — September 30, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    I made some a little similar a few months back, but instead I used manchego cheese.

    Looks really good!! Definitely perfect for any party.

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — September 30, 2009 @ 8:19 am

    Yes yes yes, I love this appetiser! Great combination of flavours and textures!

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    Jason — September 30, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    Pam, your making my mouth water, I can imagine the amazing flavors of this appetizer! I'm so glad you are enjoying the cook book :)

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    Queen B. — September 30, 2009 @ 9:55 am

    gosh that looks good !

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    Anja — September 30, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    came over from your comment on cathys blog. you've got mouthwatering recipes and a nice blog. I love caramelized onions.

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    Bethie — September 30, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    Holy Cow! I betcha that was some kinda good.

    You know I have never intentionally tasted an anchovy. LOL!

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    Cheddar Cheese — September 30, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    That's real Yummy Delite!

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    VeggieGirl — September 30, 2009 @ 11:56 am

    LOVE caramelized onions.

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    Amy — September 30, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

    Love caramelized onions and don't seem them used very often. And with Asiago? And Bread? Yum. This looks fantastic. I keep reading about Tyler Florence's books – must check him out!

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    Manggy — September 30, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    How I would've loved to have been a guest at that party! :)

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    ♥peachkins♥ — September 30, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    yumyum.. I love anchovies! great appetizer

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    Heather — September 30, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

    mmm. caramelized onions make the short list of foods i could not live without! yum!!!

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    Mandy — September 30, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    Good lord, I need to stop reading food blogs first thing in the morning when I havent had breakfast yet. My stomach just growled. These look delicious.

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    Cathy — September 30, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    Mmmmm, love this combination of flavors and textures. I could make a meal of these little appys.

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    Marjie — September 30, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    Cute little appetizers are so much fun! Sadly, I never have left over bread sufficient to let me try any of your ideas.

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    Katherine Aucoin — September 30, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    Yum, i would not be able to stop myself with these. Wanna make something for my birthday?
    lol ;-)

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    stephchows — September 30, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    mmm these sound like a perfect appetizer!

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    Karen — September 30, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

    I love crostini and the flavors here sound yum!

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — September 30, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

    Dear lord these look good! Amazing as always Pam!

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    Donna-FFW — September 30, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    NOW I KNOW what I am making for the Halloween cocktail party I just got invited to. FABulous, Pam!! LOVE how these both look and sound!

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    Ingrid — September 30, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    They look terrific but not so sure about the onions. My children really like 'em but I'm still on the fence. :)
    ~ingrid

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    Dana — September 30, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

    I love all those flavors, what a perfect bite!

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    Grace — September 30, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

    mmm, hooray for caramelized onion ANYTHING! this is a great little appetizer–the decorative olive on top really completes the creation!

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    Debbie — September 30, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    Terrific appetizer. Looks just delicious.

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    George Gaston — September 30, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

    What a terrific unique appetizer! I definitely will give them a try. Thanks…

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    Natashya KitchenPuppies — September 30, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    I've had my eye on this recipe too, yours look totally amazing.

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    Cheryl — September 30, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    Girl, that looks soo yummy, I cannot wait to try it!

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    Paula — September 30, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    Mmm, mmm, good! I love stuff like this, and with the holiday season around the corner, this is one that will please the crowds!

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    teresa — September 30, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

    what a fun appetizer, i really want to try this!

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    the ungourmet — September 30, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    What a terrific appetizer! I want to have a party right now so I can make these!

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    Live.Love.Eat — September 30, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

    Oh they're stunning alright but they'd be even better IN MY TUMMY :)

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    Kris — September 30, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    I have that book! Totally love it!

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    noble pig — September 30, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

    I have made this and I love it!!!

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    MªJose-Dit i Fet — September 30, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    Hola!!! me encanta tu blog, tienes recetas muy buenas y me vera por aqui vale? besos!!!

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    kadumangacolors — September 30, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

    Hello…
    Have nominated your for the Kreativ blogger award…

    Love trying out the recipes…
    http://kadumanga.blogspot.com

    Smitha

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — September 30, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

    The crostini look and sound delicious. They are going on my "must make" list!

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    Leslie — September 30, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

    I bet the favlors and teztures were just amazing

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    Pam — September 30, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

    Shhhhh. Don't tell Tyler, but I think yours looks prettier than his does!

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    Mary — September 30, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

    Pam, these really look amazing. I can't wait to give these a try.

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    Maria — October 1, 2009 @ 2:58 am

    Great flavors going on here!

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    Colleen — October 1, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

    Anything with caramelized onions on it is right up my alley!

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    Stacey Snacks — October 2, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    I love all and any crostini.
    This is a nice combo, especially w/ my beloved anchovies.
    I have to buy Tyler's book, I do like him a lot!

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    Naoko — October 4, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    Great I found a new appetizer recipe, now I can serve my guest something new next time.

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