You all know I love my crusty bread. And cheese. And toppings to go with. Particularly with my cocktails. But this is one of THE absolute best toppings I’ve ever made.

I first caramelized some onions in plenty of butter over medium low heat for almost an hour, until they were caramelized and naturally sweetened by the process, not by adding sugar.

In another sauté pan, I cooked thick cut diced bacon until just before the crispy stage. Then I added the bacon to the onion pan, added maybe a couple tablespoons of a fig Balsamic from Fiore, a couple teaspoons of raw sugar and let that simmer together for about 15 minutes. Let this rest for a few minutes before serving over blue cheese topped crostini. The perfect sweet – savory bite!

Heaven. But I warn you, it’s addictive!

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