I love crostini! Whats not to love about a beautifully crisp slice of baguette topped with something sweet or savory? If you are hosting a hors d’oeuvre party, a small dinner or heck just looking for a tasty snack crostini are always a great option in my book! The combination possibilities are endless and with a little creativity you could probably come up with a handful of ideas with things already in your fridge and pantry. These Caramelized Onions, Thyme & Fontina Crostini are a great go to! The onions are so tender and sweet, they pair perfectly with the fresh earthy thyme and the fontina cheese.
There are a couple little tricks here that really make these crostini special. The first one, after the baguettes are toasted in the oven I rub a clove of garlic and rub each piece. The garlic actually just melts into the crostini and that garlic flavor is subtle but there. I love fontina cheese! It is a classic creamy, buttery Italian cheese that melts wonderfully. The onions, oh those onions! Thinly sliced vidalia onions are slowly cooked in a combination of butter and olive oil, along with fresh thyme, salt, pepper and a little sugar. A little patience while these caramelize to perfection will be so worth it in the end, I promise!