Baked Onion and Maple Dip

Christmas / Seasonal / Sides

Christmas baked onion and maple dip recipe
6-8 portions


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 200g swiss cheese, shredded
  • 220g cream cheese, softened
  • 50g mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Preheat oven to 180°. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and caramelized, 20 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer onions and garlic into a large bowl and add cheese, cream cheese, maple syrup and mayonnaise. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to a baking dish and bake until warmed and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with bread or vegetables of your choice.

This baked onion and maple dip is a decadent, oozy Christmas crowd pleaser.

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