Caramelized Onion And Goat Cheese Tarts are great appetizers to make for friends. They are individually portioned out and take only a few minutes to make. The hardest part is setting up the actual tart, but you can purchase pre-made ones if you’d like. Moving forward, I might do that. Talk about an easy appetizer!
Either way, I served these on Christmas Eve. Yum! Thanks to the Food Network!
Ingredients for Caramelized Onion And Goat Cheese Tarts:
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped onions, thawed
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Kosher salt
- 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
- 1 (14-ounce) box refrigerated pie crust
- Special equipment: 1 (12-count) nonstick mini muffin tin
In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, add the oil and butter. When the butter is melted, add the onions, sugar, and salt, to taste. Cook until the onions begin to brown. Adjust the heat to low and cook slowly, turning often, until the onions are golden brown and caramelized, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the onions from the heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a bowl combine the goat cheese, egg, cream, and thyme.
Lay the pie crusts out flat on a clean surface and with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter cut out 12 circles from each crust. Press them into the cups of the mini-muffin tin. ** Editor’s note: I didn’t do it this way. I cut the dough in 4ths and then re-rolled the excess dough to create more tarts. Don’t own a round cutter.
Fill each cup 1/2 way with the cooled onions.
Put a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture on top of the onions, filling the cups.
Bake the tarts until the filling is set, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let the tarts cool slightly, and then remove them from the muffin tin and serve.
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