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onion dip, on a white cloth background, with some crackers to the left of the bowl, and some sprigs of thyme to the right.

Homemade Onion Dip (Caramelised Onion Dip)

My Caramelised Onion Dip is a simple, quickly prepared dip which is ideal for easy entertaining and one that the whole family will enjoy. It’s creamy, delicious and full of flavour.
Course Appetiser, Dip, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 178kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 1 cup (225 g) cream cheese - at room temperature (softened) See Note 1
  • cup caramelised onion jam See Note 2
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • a sprinkle of fresh thyme as a garnish - optional


  • Add the softened cream cheese to a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the blender. Mix until well combined. Season to taste.
  • Place the dip in a serving dish, and garnish with fresh thyme.
    Serve with your choice of biscuits, chips or crudites. 


  1. Ensure your cream cheese is at room temperature, so it is soft enough to blend smoothly.
  2. I use a storebought Caramelised Onion Jam in this recipe, but you could certainly use homemade.
  3. Please note, the nutritional information is based on this dip being enjoyed as an appetiser by 6 people.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg