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Caramelized Onion & Bacon with Boursin

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Indulge in the rich and savory flavors of our Caramelized Onion & Bacon Boursin appetizer! This simple recipe is perfect for the holiday season, whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a delicious snack. The caramelized onions, combined with the smoky bacon, fresh herbs and creamy Boursin cheese, create a mouth-watering flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more.

The topping can be made ahead and warmed just before serving with bread or crackers for a satisfying and filling treat. Check out our easy-to-follow recipe below and impress your guests with this delectable app!

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Boursin

Recipe by Tanya Miller

Serves: 4


  • 4-6 strips bacon, sliced into thin strips

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced (we used half a white & half a red onion)

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (or to taste)

  • One 5.2-ounce package Boursin cheese (found at most grocery stores - we recommend Garlic & Herb) at room temperature

  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped (or green onion, thinly sliced)

  • Optional: Spice it up with a pinch of pepper flakes or sauté a chopped jalapeno with the onions for an added kick!

  • Bread or crackers (we recommend Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps, Raincoast Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps, or sliced & toasted baguette)


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until it is crisp and golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Add the onion and shallot to the pan (do not remove bacon grease), and reduce the heat to low. Sauté until the onion is caramelized and soft, 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in the mustard, brown sugar and then the reserved bacon to combine. Season the mixture generously with pepper. Remove from heat. Note: Steps 1-3 can be made up to three days ahead, refrigerated and then warmed just before topping the Boursin.

  4. Place the room temperature Boursin on a serving plate. Pour the warm onion-bacon mixture over the cheese. Garnish with chives or green onion.

  5. Serve immediately with bread or crackers and a glass of wine!

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