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Onion, Garlic & Brie Bruschetta

This rich, sweet appetizer is party-perfect. The roasted garlic flavor is a real treat. Carole Bess White, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Broil: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces), cut into scant 1/2-in. slices
  • 1 pound Brie cheese, rind removed, thinly sliced
  • Minced fresh thyme, optional


  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut tops off of garlic bulbs. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the onion, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper in remaining oil for 15-20 minutes or until very tender and browned.
  • Place bread on ungreased baking sheets. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; mash with a fork. Spread over toast. Top with cheese and onion. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with thyme if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 73 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Cornwall
    Mar 26, 2013

    Just a note for those having trouble eating them. In the photo the onion does not look caramelized. I cooked mine down a lot and they were soft....not difficult to hold and eat.

  • Cornwall
    Mar 26, 2013

    These were excellent. You can prepare part ahead and assemble before baking.

  • steeler_fan
    Nov 26, 2012

    I have made this recipe twice and both times it has been a huge hit. It is absolutely delicious. Contrary to other reviews, I did not find this difficult to eat at all as the onions stick to the melted cheese

  • kitzer
    Dec 29, 2011

    It would be nice to find out how a hostess could EVER successfully serve bruschetta without inserting a 'tray bib' under everyones chin! I've witnessed the slobber and drops and drips and ruined clothing and stained carpets and stained upholstry from serving this stuff!!Is everyone serving this because it's any 'Italian thing', or what??/why??.It would be better served in a bowl!!! Or not at all!!

  • raceywlf
    Dec 20, 2011

    I have made this twice already for parties, and will do again for Christmas, this is the best bruschetta recipe I've made, with no strong after flavors from onion or garlic, if cooked as recipe states. highly recommend.

  • kristinscotth
    Apr 19, 2010

    I've made lots of different bruschettas, and I really, really enjoyed this one. I loved the combination of flavors, and those caramelized onions especially are delicious. I'm used to making bruschetta with tomatoes and other traditional ingredients, but this was different, and I loved it. I must warn you, you'll probably reek of garlic and onions, but it's worth it.