Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chevre Chaud by Crystal Leitner

Crystal wrote:

Okay, so I'm not even really sure what a tartlet is, but it just sounds fancy... so I was inspired, well not inspired more like wanting to reproduce the feta cheese w/caramelized onions that they sell at Trader Joe's. This is so easy to make and makes great hor dourves for guests.

So here is my recipe for Goat Cheese Tartlets.

Carmelized Onions
1 large onion
Olive Oil
Brown sugar
White sugar
Balsamic Vinegar

1 box of Pastry Sheets (They sell these at in the frozen section of Trader Joe's or any grocery store).
Your favorite type of Goat Cheese
Mini muffin pan
Cookie Cutter (optional)

Okay first cook the caramelized onions, this takes a bit of time because you need to let them cook slowly. You can also do this ahead of time and refridgerate.

Slice your onions into thin rings.

To a small saute pan add butter & olive oil. Melt the butter on low heat.
Add your onions, some white sugar and brown sugar, just add a little you can always add more if it's not sweet enough. Let the onions cook down slowly. When they are cooked down, add about a tablespoon of good balsamic vinegar. Cook down the onions more until there is no liquid and the edges are beggining to caramelize.

Once that happens, they are done.

To prepare the tartlets: Heat oven according to the pastry dough directions.Prepare your pastry dough on a flat surface. I use a zig-zagged edged cookie cutter to cut out the shapes, (you can also cut out squares if you do not have a cookie cutter).

Place the pastry individually into the mini muffin pan. Push down the center so they make little cups.

Add goat cheese to each cup and top it off with the caramalized onions.

Bake for about 10-15 minutes until they are puffed golden brown! Eat them while they are warm!

(Thanks Crystal for your recipe!)

BTW, these were served at a baby shower not too long ago and they were a hit, they are fun to make and fun to eat.


j & j dish it out said...

YUM!!!! I could eat that whole pan!! Not good for my diet...I wonder how many points one of those are. Actually probably not that bad, I bet. Thanks Crystal!

ajree said...

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