Vegetable: Caramelized Onion Tarts

posted by Emma 11-22-100 9:45 AM

Caramelized Onion Tarts

1 large vidalia onion
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup water
1 puff pastry sheet (from 17 1/4-ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed according to package instructions)
1 ounce brie, room temperature

Preheat oven to 450°F. and butter a baking sheet. Cut onion into very thin slices. In a heavy skillet heat butter over moderately high heat until foam subsides and sauté onion, stirring occasionally, until golden. Add water and deglaze skillet, scraping up any brown bits and cooking until water is evaporated. Cook mixture until onion is deep golden.

Cut lengthwise along a fold line of pastry sheet and cut off one third, about 10 by 3 inches. Halve pastry strip crosswise and transfer pieces to baking sheet. Prick pastry all over with a fork and bake in middle of oven until deep golden, about 12 minutes. Transfer a pastry piece with spatula to each of 2 plates and immediately press down centers to form an indentation for cheese and onion. Place cheese in middle of pastry pieces and top with caramelized onion.

Makes 2 tarts

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