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French Onion Dip

Combine all the deliciousness onion and cheese flavours of French onion soup into one dipping appetizer. 



  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 yellow onions, diced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1/2 cup room temperature cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives, optional


  1. Place a skillet over medium-low heat for the onions and add the butter to melt. Add in the onions, season with salt and pepper, and allow them to cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and starting to brown slightly, about 15 minutes. Turn the heat to medium, add the maple syrup, and allow the onions to cook and caramelize for ten more minutes, stirring frequently. 
  2. Turn the heat down to low, add in the garlic and herbs, cook for about one minute, then carefully deglaze the pan with the brandy, stirring very well and scraping the bottom of the pan to incorporate any of the golden bits that have developed. Set aside.
  3. Transfer the onions to a large bowl and allow to cool. Once cool, add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise and beat together using a hand mixer until well combined. Stir in the chives, if using, and season to taste with more salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with your favourite dippers. Enjoy! 

TIP: Leftover dip will be kept in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to five days.

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