Hot Caramelized Onion Dip

A hot caramelized onion dip with bacon and gruyere and a touch of Somerset Ridge Tawny for an amazing appetizer!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 6 people


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 sweet onions halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Somerset Ridge Tawny Port
  • 1/4 tsp tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Crumble.
  • Add onions, sugar, and salt to bacon fat in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until onions turn a deep golden brown color (can take as long as 20 minutes). Don't burn the onions!
  • Add Somerset Ridge Tawny Port and cook 1 minute
  • Stir in thyme and tabasco
  • Remove from heat
  • Mix together sour cream and mayo in a medium bowl
  • Add crumbled bacon, cheese, onion mixture, and black pepper
  • Mix together well and transfer to a 2-cup backing dish
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until bubbly and gold brown on top