Caramelized Onion Crostini with Bacon and Pecans
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
1 teas. Sugar
1 teas. Garlic Powder
1 pkg. Cream Cheese
¾ teas. Salt
½ teas. Pepper
½ Cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
6 Slices Bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
#1. Melt Butter in a pan over medium high heat and add the Onion stirring occasionally.
#2. When the onions start to brown reduce heat to medium and add the sugar, continue stirring occasionally. You may need to adjust the heat down, you want the onions to just be sizzling and avoid burning them.
#3. Cook onions until they are a deep dark brown, takes 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
#4. Add the Onion, Cream Cheese, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper and 2 tablespoons of the Bacon to a food processor and blend until smooth, scrape down the sides at least twice with a spatula.
#5. Cut the Baguette in half lengthwise and spread the Onion mixture in a thin layer over each half.
#6. Place on a baking sheet or pan and place under the broiler until the bread is toasted on the edges.
#7. Chop Pecans for topping.
#7. Remove and cut into 1 inch pieces and top with Bacon and Pecans.
#8. Serve immediately.
Any extra onion and cheese is great on crackers!