Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts: an easy and delicious appetizer for entertaining.
These caramelized onion and goat cheese tarts are so delicious. They’re fancy, but quite easy to make since they use frozen puff pastry as the base. They’re the perfect appetizer to impress. The flaky puff pastry and sticky sweet caramelized onions go perfectly with the creamy tangy goat cheese in these little tarts. These are sure to be your new favorite holiday appetizer.
I’m joining the Seasonal Simplicity December Series today. We’re sharing lots of great appetizer ideas for the holiday season. Be sure to check out all the links to lots more recipes at the end of the post.
These are a crowd pleaser and always go quickly at a party. They’ll make a great addition to your appetizer selection. They can be served hot or room temperature. I know we’ll be making some and serving them this Christmas, or anytime. They’re great as an alternative to the traditional cheese board, when you want an all in one bite, that’s easy to serve.
We’ve made these Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts with puff pastry, but you can make them with regular pie pastry too and they’re delicious. The frozen puff pastry though is a great short cut, and equally delicious.
- 3 onions, sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 3/4 cup wine
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
- 1/3 cup goats cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion slices over low heat until softened. Add the brown sugar and cook 5 minutes more. Next add the wine and some salt and black pepper to taste, and continue simmering the onions on low stirring regularly for about 5 minutes more, until the onions are sticky and caramelized.
- Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and cut the sheet into 16 equal squares. Use a knife to score small squares inside each piece, without cutting through the pastry to create a 1/4 inch border. Separate the pieces and transfer squares onto a parchment lined baking tray and cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pastry from the oven and use the back of a spoon to push down the centre of the pastry. Then fill each one with caramelised onion and about 1 teaspoon of goats cheese on top. Return them to the oven for another 10 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Serve hot or room temperature.
To add a little more to these you do have the option of adding a light drizzle of honey right before serving, or topping them after their baked with a little fig jam, or even a little balsamic glaze over the top of the caramelized onion and goat cheese tart.
With Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts, life really is a party!
More Great Recipe Inspiration
You might also like our recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms.
Also check out our Homemade Flatbread Crackers here.
You might also enjoy our Cheese Straws recipe here.
And today I’m joining some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their Holiday Appetizer recipes with you! Just click on the links below the pictures to be taken to their full recipe.
Easy Cranberry Brie Tarts at The DIY Mommy
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board at Cassie Bustamante
Carmelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts at Life is a Party
Swiss Cheese Bacon and Beer Dip at Clean & Scentsible
Snowman White Cheese Ball at Tatertots and Jello
3 Ingredient Stuffed Mushrooms at My Sweet Savannah
Easy Christmas Pinwheels Festive Holiday Appetizer at This is Our Bliss
Festive Bacon Wrapped Chestnut Holiday Appetizer at Kim Power Style
Red Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Appetizer at She Gave it a Go