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French Onion Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine N/A
Keyword appetizer, caramelized onion, dip, French onion, onion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • In a large skillet, drizzle olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until beginning to soften and become translucent, 10 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar and decrease heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions caramelize and deepen in color, 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and balsamic vinegar. Cook until the garlic becomes fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Remove the pan from heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped parsley, and pepper. Once the onions are cool to touch, stir them into the mixture.
  • Use an immersion blender to smooth the dip to desired consistency. Season with salt and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.
  • Serve with vegetables or crackers.