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Caramelized Onion Dip - 3 1/2 Cups

Serve with chips or fresh vegetables."


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups finely chopped onions
1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces
3⁄4 cup lowfat sour cream
1⁄2 cup lowfat mayonnaise


Heat butter and oil in a large Cuisinart® skillet (12-inch or 5 1⁄2 quart sauté) using medium heat. Add the chopped onions, cayenne, salt and pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Let cool completely. Place the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Mix on Speed 1 for 1 minute, then increase speed to Speed 2 for an additional 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add half the cooled onions, and mix on Speed 3 for 1 minute. Add remaining onions and mix on Speed 1 until blended. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve with chips or fresh vegetable crudité dippers.

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Makes 3 1⁄2 cups

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving (1⁄4 cup): Calories 131 (72% from fat) • carb. 6g • pro. 3g • fat 11g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 21mg • sod. 308mg • calc. 53mg • fiber 1g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
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