Onion and Goat Cheese Tartlets

Yield: 12 tartlets


2 frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ cup finely sliced red onion

¼ cup finely sliced yellow onion

2 scallions, finely sliced

1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

1 egg

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

3 ounces goat cheese




Preheat oven to 375 degrees F


Take a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter and cut out 12 rounds from the 2 sheets of puff pastry.  Press the rounds of dough into a 12 mini muffin tin to form a cup and allowing room for the filling.  Cover with plastic wrap and keep the prepared pan in the refrigerator or freezer (depending on length of time before baking tartlets).


In a skillet, combine butter and oil and then add the onions.  Cook gently until the onions are translucent and caramelized, stirring frequently for about 15-20 minutes.  Once cooked, add the scallions and chives.  Set aside to cool slightly.


In a bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and salt.  Add the cooked onions to the egg mixture, stirring thoroughly.  Pour into the prepared pastry cups with a spoon.  Break up the goat cheese and place on top of the tartlets.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and serve immediately.




Source:  Danny Boome – FoodNetwork – Episode #RB0107