Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions
- 1 cup assorted pearl onions (white, yellow and/or red)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
In a pot of boiling water, add pear onions and allow to boil for 3 minutes. Remove with a slatted spoon and submerge into a bowl of ice water until cool and then peel. Add olive oil to a pan on medium heat and sauté onions until slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add balsamic and water to pan, reduce heat and allow onions to simmer for 15 minutes. Place onions and any remaining liquid into a clean sealable jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Deconstructed Cheese Platter – Suggestions
Anything you might find on a typical cheese platter – savory items such as olives, cornichons, pickled peppers. Charcuterie meats such as prosciutto and soppressata. Sweet elements such as blueberries, persimmons, and your homemade balsamic onions. And of course a variety of Castello cheeses to really make all the flavors come together – we used a hard cheddar, creamy havarti, and a vibrant blue.
Cut your selection of cheeses into small bite sized cubes, arrange on a cocktail pick with different combinations of savory and sweet items. Get playful by wrapping the charcuterie meats around olives and/or fruits. You really can’t mess this combo up – really!
Obviously the only thing better than a savory (or sweet!) cheese and charcuterie cocktail pick is the accompaniment of fine wine and a robust cracker. We’ve paired our deconstructed appetizer with a selection of silky red wines from Folie à Deux and gorgeous fruit and grain crisp crackers by Lesley Stowe Raincoast.
Yum x 3 = joyful success.
Are you starting to feel the joy of entertaining? The no stress, playfulness that comes with the holidays?? I hope so!
Not only do these Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions make for the perfect accent to any cheese platter (or cocktail), they also make for a great host/hostess gift. So whether you’re party thrower or a party goer – these little onions (and deconstructed cheese platter) have a place for you this holiday.
You’re set! That’s it! Let’s do this.
Happy Holidays my friends!! Sending you much love and comfort through the new year. xox
Looking for more ideas on how to incorporate cheese this holiday – check out the video below!