Honey Onion, Goat Cheese and Jam Tarts
Quickly pull off a last-minute brunch or fun appetizer with these sweet and savory tarts. Store-bought flaky puff pastry serves as a base for sauteed red onions, tangy goat cheese, and sweet jam.
Makes: 6 tarts Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
3 tablespoons unsalted butte
½ tablespoon honey
2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 medium red onion, sliced
Pinch fine sea salt
Pinch ground black pepper
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17 ounce box), thawed
⅓ cup strawberry jam
2 ½ ounces chevre (fresh goat cheese), crumbled
Thyme leaves for garnish
Warmed honey for serving
Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high. Stir in the honey and sprigs of thyme. Add the onion, stir often, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions soften. Remove the onions from the heat. Add the pinch of salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Unfold the sheet of puff pastry onto a cutting board and cut into 6 rectangles. Transfer to a baking sheet.
Spread an equal amount of jam over each square of pastry. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Remove the sprigs of thyme from the onions and divide the cooked onions over each of the tarts.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the tarts are browned and baked through. Serve warm, drizzled with warmed honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves.