Creamy Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip

Not the usual onion dip!  Everyone will be asking for this recipe.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Cool Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 cups


  • 8 ounces bacon, 6 to 8 strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Karo┬« Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • Optional garnish, crumbled bacon and green onions


  1. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towel lined plate to cool; crumble.  Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease from skillet. 
  2. Add butter to skillet with bacon grease.  Stir in sweet and red onions and cook over medium heat  until soft (about 5 minutes), stirring frequently.  Stir in 1 tablespoon corn syrup.  Continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes until onions are caramelized. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon corn syrup, vinegar and crumbled bacon.  Mix well and remove from heat.  If needed, drain any excess grease.  Let mixture cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Beat sour cream and cream cheese in a bowl with hand mixer until well blended and creamy.  Stir in green onions.  Stir in caramelized onion and bacon mixture and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.  Garnish with additional bacon and green onions, if desired. Delicious with kettle chips, snack crackers or fresh vegetables.