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caramelized onion and goat cheese tart

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Michael Davis
Mount Juliet, TN

Great for a quick appetizer or a late night snack.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow, this caramelized onion and goat cheese tart is quite tasty. It's rich with a fantastic combination of flavors. Adding thyme to the caramelized onions gives the onions an aromatic sweetness that's well complemented by the tangy goat cheese and salty, crunchy bacon. The texture and butteriness of the puff pastry puts this tart over the top.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 3-4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For caramelized onion and goat cheese tart

  • 2 lg
    Spanish onions, about 1 lb
  • 1 sm
    package of goat cheese, 4 oz.
  • 8 slice
    thick sliced bacon
  • 1 sprig
    fresh thyme
  • 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1 sheet
    frozen puff pastry
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    cracked black pepper

How To Make caramelized onion and goat cheese tart

  • A box of puff pastry ready to thaw.
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Thaw puff pastry in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Dicing the bacon.
    Dice bacon.
  • Rendering the bacon in a skillet.
    Render in a pan until crispy.
  • Cooked bacon on a paper towel.
    Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.
  • Slicing the onions.
    Cut onions into slices.
  • Melting butter in a skillet.
    Melt butter in a large skillet.
  • Cooking onions in the melted butter.
    Add onions. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 30 minutes to caramelize.
  • Thyme, salt, and pepper added to the onions.
    Add the fresh thyme at the end of cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Letting the caramelized onions cool.
    Once caramelized, remove from heat and let cool.
  • Sprinkling flour on the work surface.
    Flour a working surface.
  • Rolling out the puff pastry.
    Gently roll out puff pastry into a 10"-12" circle then transfer to an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Spreading caramelized onions onto the puff pastry.
    Spread the caramelized onions onto the puff pastry in an even layer, approximately 1" from the edge of the circle.
  • Sprinkling on the goat cheese.
    Crumble the goat cheese and distribute evenly over the onions.
  • Adding the chopped bacon.
    Sprinkle the bacon over the goat cheese.
  • Folding up the sides of the puff pastry.
    Fold the edge of the puff pastry over the edge as you desire.
  • Tart baked in the oven.
    Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the puff pastry are golden brown and the onions/cheese are bubbly.
  • Caramelized onion tart ready to serve.
    Cut into wedges and serve.