Onion Confit Crostini

Onion Confit Crostini

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1991

Sweet caramelized onion and dried currants are perfectly balanced by salty capers and black-olive paste in these party-perfect crostini.

Ingredients 36 servings

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  • 1 pound sweet onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried currants
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic or red-wine vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons drained capers
  • ⅓ cup black-olive paste, (olivada) or finely chopped pitted black olives
  • 36½-inch-thick slices baguette, toasted


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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place onions in a lightly oiled, shallow 2-quart baking dish. Toss with oil, salt and pepper. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until tender and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes longer. Stir in currants, vinegar and capers.
  3. Before serving, spread ½ teaspoon olive paste or chopped olives over one side of each toasted piece of baguette. Top with 2 teaspoons of the onion confit.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the onion confit (Steps 1-2) for up to 4 days.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 40 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 65 mg sodium; 23 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ starch

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