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…
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!
- I used Joan Of Arc Goat Cheese!
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.
- Layer the ingredients and add fresh thyme.
- These 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!
GOAT CHEESE AND CARAMELIZED ONION PUFF PASTRY TARTLETS
- 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!
These appetizers go fast! You might want to double the recipe!
Adapted from Ina Garten
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This post was sponsored by JOAN OF ARC but the opinions are 100% mine!
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