Caramelized Onion and Fig Sandwich

Caramelized Onion and Fig Sandwich
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 45
  • Servings: 6.0

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Caramelized onion, halved figs and fresh arugula sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese and placed between two pieces of whole wheat bread.


3/4 tsp (3 mL) Coarse salt
Pinch cayenne
1 tbsp (15 mL) Olive oil
1 Medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 lb (454 g) Fresh figs, halved lengthwise, divided
¼ cup ( 60 mL) Water
Freshly ground black pepper
12 Slices Dempsters® Whole Wheat Bread, toasted
3 cups (750 mL) Arugula
1 cup (250 mL) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


COMBINE salt and cayenne in a small bowl. Set aside.

HEAT oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Add 1/3 of the figs and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ½ tsp (1 mL) salt mixture and water and cook, stirring often until mixture caramelizes, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and puree mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender. Season with black pepper.

PREHEAT oven to 400°F (200°C).

PLACE remaining figs, cut side up, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining salt mixture. Roast until tender and caramelized on cut side, about 10 minutes.

SPREAD 3 tbsp (45 mL) of onion-fig mixture on each of 6 slices of toasted bread. Top with arugula, grated cheese, several warm fig halves and remaining slices of toast.

CUT in half and serve immediately.


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