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This French Onion Cheese Ball is a delicious savory appetizer that is sure to impress all your friends. It's also super easy to whip up!

French Onion Cheese Ball

This French Onion Cheese Ball is a delicious savory appetizer that is sure to impress all your friends. It's also super easy to whip up!This French Onion Cheeseball is a delicious savory appetizer that is sure to impress all your friends. It's also super easy to whip up!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme + extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 can french fried onions

Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a saute pan.

  2. Once the oil is shimmering add onions. Saute for 10 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Add balsamic vinegar, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper to pan.

  4. Cook for 20 more minutes, stirring periodically or until the onions are golden and caramelized (reduce the heat if necessary). Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  5. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, remaining salt, remaining pepper, gruyere cheese and soy sauce. Mix until well combined.

  6. Add cooled onions and mix again until well combined.

  7. Shape cheese into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.

  8. Refrigerate for at least an hour to overnight.

  9. Just before serving, unwrap ball and roll it in the french fried onions. Top with chopped fresh thyme and serve with crackers and toasted baguette.