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Fleurie's caramelized onion spread

Fleurie's caramelized onion spread

2 tablespoons butter or olive oil

4 cups sliced yellow onions (3 medium-size)

1 8-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste

1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

Bagel chips or pita crisps, for serving

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Place butter or olive oil in large frying pan over low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon from time to time, until they caramelize and turn a golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let onions cool for about 10 minutes.

Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, cayenne pepper and salt in food processor fitted with steel blade. Pulse until smooth, 5 to 7 times. Scrape onions into processor, and using short pulses, combine with cream cheese mixture until onions are evenly distributed but still in small bits, 5 to 10 seconds.

Taste for seasoning, adding more if needed.

Spoon spread into serving bowl and serve with bagel chips or pita crisps.

You can refrigerate if not using right away, but allow to come to room temperature before serving.