GOAT CHEESE AND CARAMELIZED ONION TARTLETS- make ahead appetizers-stonegableblog.comDon’t forget to enter the $100.00 VISA CARD GIVEAWAY at the end of the post.

I’m all about easy food that looks fabulous and taste that way too! And when the recipe says “make ahead” thats even better! Today I’m sharing what I call a WOW FACTOR appetizer! These Goat Cheese And Caramelized Onion Tartlets are perfectly scrumptious and can be made ahead! They are so full of melt-in-your-mouth flavors!!! What a great recipe for goat cheese!!! Let’s get in the kitchen and start making these…

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Here at StoneGable we are GAGA FOR GOAT CHEESE. I’m thrilled to have found a recipe that blends the the tangy flavor of goat cheese with other sweet and savory flavors of caramelized onions and tomatoes!

I recently had an ALL GIRLS SUMMER BBQ and served these wonderful goat cheese appetizers to my friend! They were such a hit!!! And I loved them because I could make them ahead!!!!

One of my friend’s liked them so much she took the last couple that were left home in a doggie bag!!!!

Here are a couple of tips to make your Goat Cheese And Caramelized Onion Tartlets successful!



Joan Of Arc offers a variety of French and French-style cheese. These cheese are perfect for today’s busy lifestyle and shoppers who like those classic gourmet flavors. The brand offers cheeses like chevre, camembert and Roquefort. Joan Of Arc has been around since 1918.

  • You can make the caramelized onions ahead of time and freeze them for when you need them. Take them out of the freezer and let them thaw before using them in the recipe.
  • With a sharp knife, score around the edge of the puff pastry but don’t cut all the way through.

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  • Layer the ingredients and add fresh thyme. 
  • GOAT CHEESE AND CARAMELIZED ONION TARTLETS- delicious and make ahead-with three color tomatoes-stonegableblog.comThese little tasty bites can be made and assembled ahead and refrigerated until you are ready to make them. Adding a slice goat cheese adds that distinctive tangy, yet mild flavor to these tartlets! Even one of our “goat cheese haters” ate them and really loved them! 

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A perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tart. Filled with tangy goat cheese and other savory-sweet flavors! Make ahead and bake just before serving! These are real crowd pleasers!
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  • 1 package of puff pastry
  • 2 TBS good olive oil
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 4 yellow onions sliced thin
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 3 TBS white wine
  • 4 TBS fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • shaved Parmesan cheese for the top of the tartlets
  • 4 oz. GOAT CHEESE WITH GARLIC AND HERB I used Joan Of Arc goat cheese
  • cherry tomatoes cut in slices (I used 3 colors in my recipe)
  • fresh thyme for top of tartlets


  • This step can be done ahead and refrigerated or frozen until needed. If freezing make sure to thaw the onions before assembling the tartlets.
  • Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions to the pan and gently cook for 20 minutes. Do not let them brown. Keep them over a low heat if the are cooking to fast and stir occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add salt, pepper, sugar and thyme and cook for 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook until the liquid evaporates. The onions should be beautifully brown and sweet.
  • To make the tartlets
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Open thawed puff pastry onto a floured surface. Cut tartlets into 2-3 inch circles or squares. Use scraps for another use. Put the tartlets on two parchment covered baking sheets.
  • Score a 1/4 inch border around the tartlets with a sharp knife (but don't cut through the puff pastry) and prick the center with a fork.
  • To assemble tartlets
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the puff pastry inside the scored line. Add the caramelized onions next. Then add a crumble of JOAN OF ARC Garlic and Herb Goat Cheese and put 3 small slices of tomatoes on top of that! Finish with a sprig of thyme.
  • At this point the tartlets can be covered and refrigerated for up to a day before baking.
  • Bake at 400 degrees, uncovered, for 20 -25 minutes until puffed and melty and golden!
  • Serve immediately!


These appetizers go fast! You might want to double the recipe!
Adapted from Ina Garten
Author: Yvonne @ StoneGable


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  1. Hi Yvonne! I absolutely LOVE goat cheese. I discovered it a few years ago and have been putting it in my salads ever since with a bit of dried cranberries and a balsamic dressing – everyone loves it! I think the Goat Cheese and Carmelized Onion Mini Tartlets sound amazing and so do the Grilled Peaches, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese with Honey Mustard Glaze appetizers. Both sound so perfect for a summer get together with friends! Thanks for posting the $100 VISA gift card contest! Besides goat cheese, I absolutely LOVE your amazing blog. Your décor advice is so inspirational!

    Lisa Trueper

  2. Love goat cheese! One of my favorites as it is so versatile. I think the Cranberry Pecan baked Brie looks wonderful . Would make a great appetizer!

  3. Loved looking at all of the recipes on Joan of Arc…..I think one I’d like to try is the Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie.
    Have a great Memorial Day,

  4. I LOVE goat cheese! I think I would try the Brie and Pear soup, it sound really good! Thanks for the contest and your blog!

  5. The Garden Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Havarti Tart looks especially interesting to me. Will have to add that recipe to my Pinterest collection as well as your Goat Cheese and Carmelized Onion Mini Tartlets. Thanks so much for sharing and for the giveaway.

  6. I’m growing butternut this summer, so I will try Butternut Squash Dip. Thanks for sharing the puff pastry recipe

  7. My husband & I love goat cheese & trying new recipes. This one looks & sounds fabulous. So off to the store I go to make these & take them to a gathering today!! I am now following Joan of Arc on Pinterest! Please thank them for their recipes & contest, it’s a win-win for me & my family & friends! Happy Memorial Day to all!

  8. The Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie looks divine! Can’t wait to try out several of these recipes found on Joan of Arc, as we all love cheese at our house!

  9. They all look so good. Cranberry Walnut Goat Cheese Toast and Fig Blue Cheese & Grape Truffles. Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Upper crust Mac and Cheese and my favorite IPA would go great together! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Blu Cheese , Fig, Honey Custard sounds delicious. Italians use lots of figs as appetizers and desserts. I am crazy about cheese – I don’t even have to have it with anything. Yummy! I’ll have to go back to Joan of Arc and check out more of their recipes. Happy Memorial Day, Yvonne.

  12. Many of these recipes sound yummy. I would make the upper crust Mac and cheese to see if my grandsons like it.

  13. Yummy. I am intrigued by the GOAT CHEESE GUACAMOLE. Was planning on making “plain ol’ guacamole” today but will be using this recipe instead. Can’t wait to try it and I’m guessing it’ll be a winner. Thank you for the link.

  14. Such a wonderful collection of recipes. The one I am trying first is Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Purée!

    1. I love goat cheese I use it all the time. Thank you for the recipe I may use it this weekend.

  15. This makes me realize, once again, that we are in an “eating rut”! I am starting today with the asparagus and goat cheese and moving forward from there! Love you blog, and your faith!

  16. I think I will try the puff pastry pizza with goat cheese and other goodies. We are pizza lovers in this house

  17. Would love to get a hold of some fresh asparagus today and add goat cheese! Have a wonderful holiday.

  18. Apricot Rosemary Baked Brie – we are having some very special guests over for dinner next week and that would be another perfect appetizer. The dessert will be your Mason Jar Lid chocolate raspberry tarts. One of the guests is 91 and he is bringing his girlfriend.

  19. The Grilled Asparagus Tomato Havarti Tart sounds delish!!! Of course, anything with Brie is right up my alley!!! Thank you for showing this giveaway.

  20. Well, let’s see, I was really intrigued with the Blue Cheese, Honey and Fig recipe. Those flavors would make my mouth happy! Thanks for this chance at a terrific giveaway!

  21. My daughter and son-in-law (who is a vegetarian) are coming for dinner today, I think I’ll make the Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Tarts. My son-in-law will love this! I don’t care for goat cheese myself, would feta be an okay replacement for the the goat cheese (I know they are both goat cheese)?

  22. I love the figs and melted goat cheese! I just planted a fig tree so this would be a super recipe!

  23. I would love to make the Puff Pastry Pizza with Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, Shallots, Prosciutto & Honeyed Balsamic Drizzle.

  24. I chose to follow On Pinterest. I also checked out the fabulous recipes and chose the Goat Cheese Bistro Chicken to cook for my crowd on Sunday. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  25. I absolutely LOVE how you can search Joan of Arc website for recipes by season! I know what I’m going to be doing this fine morning while sipping my morning coffee!

    I think the grapefruit and goat cheese salad will be the first of many recipes that I try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. I am going to try a lot of there recipes, but this one caught my attention because we have a huge fig tree at our ministry house. Figs with goat cheese sounds awesome. I can’t wait for the figs to get ripe. I have a sign that says,” Une Chèvre dans le Jardin “, translated, the goat is in the garden and I have a 2 foot tin goat. These recipes have inspired me to use that my goat stuff at a brunch theme. More tomorrow.

  27. Thanks for the receip and info on Joan of Arc cheeses , I liked the tomato basil tart. . All the receips looked good .
    Have a blessed day

  28. Oh, these look so yummy! So looking forward to having a new appetizer to share with friends and family. Thanks for your lovely post.

  29. I want to try most of the recipes, but I would start with the grapefruit and goat cheese salad with honey Dijon dressing. They are all so pretty.

  30. I bookmarked this site, so many great recipes! I’d try the Havarti & Asparagus Tart first. Thanks for letting us know about this great site 🙂

  31. I am so excited to find this site! I can’t wait to make Brie Turnover Salad… or maybe even the Butternut Squash Dip. This site will definitely be something that I use often! Thanks!

  32. Sure would like to work in this test kitchen! Wow! Saving the brie pecan pie recipe for the holidays.

  33. My favorite recipe is the grapefruit and goat cheese salad with honey dijon . I like my goat cheese where I can really taste it more than incorporated into a recipe with lots of ingreds.

  34. Wow! I will try the Grilled Peaches, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese with Honey Mustard Glaze this summer with my children. Many delicious recipes thanks to Joan of Arc.

  35. Thanks for the contest! I like so many of these recipes that I’ m saving that page. I think I’ll start with the Goat Cheese Guacomole recipe!

  36. Asparagus with Goat Cheese, yum, Marcie’s Turkey Meatloaf, mmm,
    Goat Cheese Guacamole, interesting, oh, and Garden Roasted Asparagus & Tomato Havarti Tart, and …

  37. These look delicious..this would be amazing at the tea party that my sister is doing this coming September..sharing 🙂

  38. The goat cheese tartlets look amazing, but then I really want to try all of their recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  39. I love this website. I will be hosting a Bunco party soon so this website will come in handy. I would love to make the Salmon Pate for my party. Thanks for all the great information.

  40. SInce I just bought some asparagus and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, I guess I will make the asparagus and goat cheese!

  41. We love goat cheese and I’m going to try the recipe for Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Bruschetta….looks delish!

  42. There are so many recipes on their website that look really good. I really want to try the Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie.

  43. Do you really think I can pick just one recipe? I can’t! But I do have a starting place and that would be the Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Purée.

    Thank you for sharing this link. I can hardly wait to get started with these delicious sounding recipes.

  44. I think the Mac and cheese looks yummy! I’m following on Pinterest so I can try lots of the recipes!

  45. So many nice recipes. Always looking for something different to make w ground turkey. Marcie’s Turkey Meatloaf.

  46. After looking at the recipes on Joan of Arc again, another one I’d like to try would be the asparagus and goat cheese! I am also now following Joan of Arc on Pinterest.

  47. I’m a big fan of goat cheese and will definitely try your appetizer. I also liked a lot of the recipes on Joan of Arc website. I love figs as well, so the appetizer with figs and goat cheese looks good and I love to grill fruit in the summer so the grilled peaches with prosciutto and goat cheese looks fabulous..

  48. I would like to make the Tomato Basil Tart. It sounds delicious and having cherry tomatoes growing outside the kichen this recipe is a great idea for those tomatoes.

  49. Being a southern girl and loving anything with fried green tomatoes… that is what I would love to try. I can just imagine these two wonderful ingredients together.

  50. Oh my goodness – literally goodness abounds in all of those recipes. Thank you for the Joan of Arc sites. I will definitely be trying the Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Tarts. Sounds delicious and it will be a good way to use the abundance of tomatoes from this summer’s crop. Thanks Yvonne for all of your inspirational blog posts.

  51. I would like to try the Goat Cheese Bistro Chicken recipe from the Joan of Arc Brie website 🙂

  52. Two of my favorite things….goat cheese and figs so obviously the melted goat cheese and figs sounds like a winner to me.

  53. I love all the recipes and must try many of them. The first will be the Goat Cheese Bistro Chicken. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  54. Oooh, so many wonderful recipes! thanks for introducing me to Joan of Arc goat cheese….cannot wait to make those tartlets…yum yum. Thanks to both of you for sponsoring the wonderful giveaway, tooo!

  55. My favorite recipe to use goat cheese is with fresh tomato, cucumber and onion salad. I make a sugar, vinegar & sherry dressing. Talk about yummy.

  56. Oooh! I’m in on the Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Puree. Love that the puree calls for basil. Three of my favorites all in one recipe-fried green tomatoes, goat cheese and basil!!! Gotta be a winner!

  57. The cranberry-walnut goat cheese toasts are making my mouth water!
    Joan of Arc is simply amazing–so many scrumptious recipes!
    Thank you Yvonne for bringing us this wonderful website! xoxoxo

  58. The figs with melted goat cheese recipe looks and reads divinely. Would love to serve this recipe with a nice wine and crusty fench bread prior to enjoying a smorgasbord of fine artisanal cheeses, meats, nuts, olives, pickles, and condiments such as honey and chutney.

  59. Can’t wait to try your tartlet recipe.
    Enjoyed perusing recipes on Joan of Arc site. I’d try the asparagus/tomato Havarti tart.
    Thanks for all the great decorating ideas.

  60. I adore goat cheese and it looks like my next adventure may be with the chili rellenos. Thanks so much for letting us know about this site!

  61. Pesto and goat cheese pizza, yummy! I hope to try all the goat cheese pizzas, such as apple & goat cheese, pesto & goat cheese, raspberry & goat cheese, strawberry & goat cheese, and more. Thanks for the give away Joan Of Arc. I will enjoy trying those recipes! Yvonne, I will be trying your tartlets as well. Love those ingredients!

  62. The recipe for Brie with Crispy Apple Fritters, Salted Caramel, and Apple Butter sounds like something I’d love.

  63. I would love to make and try the Lobster with Chive-Brie Sauce & Asiago Cheese Potatoes from Joan of Arc!

  64. I’ll be making the goat cheese and cartelized onion puff pastry tartlets next family celebration, which happens to be my birthday! Yummy!!!

  65. I think a great one for the fall would be the butternut squash dip……but the tomato basil tarts look good for now! Thanks for the recipes and the giveaway!

  66. We have tried a lot of different brands of Goat Cheese, and my children refused to eat them after one bite. But with a different brand ( we couldn’t find Joan of Arc) the kids gobbled them down like they we candy. I made my own version of Tartlets with Carmelized Onions, Tomatoes, Zucchini Squash and Brocolli with the Goat Cheese. Yummy, yummy, yummy!
    I absolutely love your site, really good recipes. Keep up the good work!

  67. Garden Roasted Asparagus & Tomato Havarti Tart!..Yumm….thanks for inspiring!!..BTW…I LOVE allYOUR recipes, too!!…Lacy

  68. Yvonne-
    As always, love your blog! But I have a question…. How do I link others to your site using my iPad? I really want to share you with my friends, not just for the giveaway, to share your great ideas and inspiration! But I’m unsure how to link… : ( I must tell you, my son is a “new” pastor and I forwarded the email on the Bible lesson in a Coffee Cup to him. He is getting married in July and I was so struck by the truth in your coffee cup lesson that I just had to share it with him. Thank you for that and for inspiring ideas in me and your hoards of fans! Looking forward to hearing from you on how to link! Have a great week!

    Oh, I just can’t pick one recipe from Joan of Arc! But the Camembert and Shrimp Stuffed Shells make my heart go pitty pat with joy!

  69. Garden Roasted Asparagus & Tomato Havarti Tart is a recipe I hope to make this summer. Thanks.

  70. Yum…I would like prepare the Garden Roasted Asparagus Havardi Tart to serve my dearest friends.

  71. I would like to make the Brie Fondue! My family loves to experiment with fondue and have other families over too to enjoy it with us.

  72. Puff Pastry Pizza with Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, Shallots, Prosciutto & Honeyed Balsamic Drizzle sounds AMAZING! Will have to try soon.

  73. The brie turnover salad sounds wonderful especially if the turnover is still warm…yum!

  74. I haven’t “acquired” the taste for goat cheese…I do however like Brie and fondue. I want to try the Brie fondue recipe. Thanks for posting.

  75. While all the recipes look delicious, my first to try will be the Pear and Pistachio Crostini . . . . Yum! Thank you!

  76. The Brie Fondue looks delicious with a little crushed red pepper on top! This will be a favorite in our home 🙂

  77. It doesn’t get any better than Asparagus wild mushroom and brie crepes, mmmmmmmmmm.
    Thanks for the chance to win…

  78. The apricot rosemary baked brie sounds wonderful! We love brie and I will be saving this recipe for future use, along with the recipe you shared today. Thanks for a chance to win AND a wonderful recipe 🙂

  79. I would also love to try the Goat Cheese, Grape & Walnut Spread recipe from the Joan of Arc Brie website 🙂

  80. Tomorrow I want to do the Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie. So many wonderful recipes, and I love goat cheese.

  81. Love goat cheese. I sometime put a spoonful into my scrambled eggs. I think I’ll try the apricot baked Brie when my mahjongg ladies come by.

  82. Garden Roasted Asparagus & Tomato Havarti Tart, sounds divine . Am fixing it for dinner tomorrow. Just added the ingredients to my grocery list

  83. I would love to make the Medallions of Beef with Shrimp Nachos & Wild Mushroom Rellenos.

  84. Wow! It was hard to choose a recipe I like best! Thanks for sharing that website with us! Cheese is my weakness!

  85. I love brie and goat cheese! I’ve chosen the asparagus with goat cheese and the Crêpes with Wild Mushroom, Asparagus & Brie. Both sound absolutely delicious!! Thanks for posting all of great recipes and for sharing their websites!

  86. I can’t pick just one recipe…I am pregnant so they all sound so terrific. Brie Fondue,goat cheese bistro chicken,grilled rustic goat cheese and havarti with onions and prosciutto. Geez,I wish the giveaway was for you to come cook some of this at the winner’s house. Anyway,thanks so much!

  87. I am going to make a number of these yummy recipes including the Bistro Chicken and I want to try your Carmelized Onion and Goat Cheese appetizers now. I love cheese and have goat cheese ready to try some of these great recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  88. I would also like to try the Strawberry, Goat Cheese & Leek Tart recipe from the Joan of Arc Brie website 🙂

  89. Hello! I just discovered your lovely blog and cannot wait to try the tarts, along with the Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Purée.

  90. I would like to make Joan of Arc recipe for Crêpes with Wild Mushroom, Asparagus & Brie..sounds yummy. Your recipe here does as well. I also liked their Facebook page.

  91. I would also like to try the Brie Turnover Salad recipe from the Joan of Arc Brie website 🙂

  92. I would also like to try the Upper Crust Mac & Cheese recipe from the Joan of Arc Brie website 🙂

  93. Oh yeah you all…Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Puree..sounds right up my alley and delish.

  94. I would also like to try the Camembert & Shrimp Stuffed Shells recipe from the Joan of Arc Bries website 🙂