Caramelized Onion Cranberry Compote Cream Cheese Crackers

By Leslie Blythe  , ,   , ,

November 2, 2016

Hosting a party is stressful, whether it's a small get-together or a holiday fête for a crowd. The key is making as much food ahead of time as possible, so all you have to do day-of is reheat and do a little last-minute prep. These Caramelized Onion Cranberry Compote Cream Cheese Crackers can be made ahead and will be a crowd pleaser.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cup


1Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions, and sauté 15 to 18 minutes or until golden and tender. Stir in vinegar and remaining ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons.

Caramelized Onion-Cranberry-Cream Cheese Crackers

1Spread 16 whole grain crackers each with 1½ teaspoons ⅓-less-fat cream cheese; top each with 1 tablespoon. Caramelized Onion-Cranberry Compote. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living Magazine, DECEMBER 2007


1 tablespoon butter

2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon grated orange rind

whole grain crackers

⅓-less-fat cream cheese

parsley, for garnish


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