Grilled Apple & Caramelized Onion Caprese Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and a Balsamic Reduction…

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This might just be one of my favorite creations! I went to Paris once and I had a caprese salad served with fig instead of tomato and it was amazing. I took that same sweet concept to the next level serving fresh mozzarella with grilled apples, caramelized onion, and a balsamic reduction. It is decadent and absolutely divine! Though it may sound complicated, it is quite simply gourmet.

Amy’s Sweet & Savory Caprese Salad (Servings: 2)

Time: 2o minutes

  • 1/2 sweet onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon grade A maple syrup (substitute brown sugar)
  • apple sliced in rounds (3 per salad)
  • fresh mozzarella
  • aged balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

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First slice your onion in half. Then placing it on it’s side slice down. Heat up some butter into a sauce pan and place the onion in.

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Cook down until the onion turns a golden brown. Add in the maple syrup, turning the heat on medium low and keep slowly cooking them until they turn a deep caramel color.

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In the meantime heat up some butter in a grill pan and begin placing in the apple slices.

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You are almost ready to begin making your caprese stacks, but first you need to create your balsamic reduction. It sounds super fancy, but it couldn’t be easier. In a sauce pan add a little bit of balsamic vinegar and cook on low until it reduces down to syrup – about 5 min.

Time to start the first layer.

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Place a slice of fresh mozzarella on a plate. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

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Next you are going to add a sweet layer of a grilled apple round and a spoonful of caramelized onion.

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And repeat…

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Continue layering until you have 3 tiers of apple and onion.

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Lastly, spoon a tiny bit of the fancy balsamic reduction. Now how easy was that? My mouth is watering posting these pics again. I hope you enjoy this beautiful salad.

Bon Appetite!

♥ Miss Amy

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