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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Tartelettes

These Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Tartelettes are filled with caramelized onions and then topped with a savoury goat cheese filling. They make a fantastic appetizer!

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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Tartelettes on dish.

Are you looking for something to serve as an appetizer for an upcoming party?  If you enjoy the taste of goat cheese and caramelized onions then you will love these mini savoury tarts!

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tartelette on napkin.

How to Make them

The shells that hold the sweet caramelized onions and savoury goat cheese filling are made out of phyllo dough.

Phyllo gives these tartlets a nice crunch and contrasts the creamy filling. And as a bonus, the phyllo dough makes these a beautiful appetizer.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Phyllo dough
  • Butter 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onions
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Goat cheese
  • Dried thyme leaves
  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream

Steps Overview:

  1. In a wide heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and stir them so that they are well coated with the butter and oil. Cook the onions stirring often so that they cook evenly. When the onions begin to brown, add the sugar and salt and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Cook the onions for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they have caramelized (a deep caramel colour). Remove the caramelized onions from the heat and let cool.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the goat cheese, eggs, cream, and thyme. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag or into a plastic bag with a corner cut off.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Melt about 3-4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the microwave.
  8. Lay one sheet of phyllo flat on your working surface and lightly brush it with the melted butter. Lay another sheet on top. Cut into 12 equal pieces and press phyllo dough into the cups of the mini muffin tins.
  9. Portion the cooled caramelized onions into the cups, filling them about halfway.
  10. Then pipe the goat cheese mixture over the onions, filling the cups almost to the top.
  11. Bake the tartelettes until the filling is set, about 16-18 minutes.
  12. Remove the tartlets from the muffins tins and let cool slightly on rack.

How to Serve

These tartlets are meant to be served warm or at room temperature. Serve them on their own or with other appetizers. I like to serve them with these Rosemary Roasted Almonds.

How to Store

Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to five days. Heat leftover tartlets in a low-temperature oven until the filling is warm.

If you love caramelized onions you'll want to check out this recipe for Caramelized Onion Hummus.

Enjoy!

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Tartelettes

Author: Adapted from the Food Network
These Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Tartelettes are filled with sweet caramelized onions and then topped with a savoury goat cheese filling. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 46 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sheets Phyllo dough
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter plus 3-4 Tbs. for making phyllo cups
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups diced onions
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 454 grams goat cheese
  • 2 ½ tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • In a wide heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and stir them so that they are well coated with the butter and oil. Cook the onions stirring often so that they cook evenly. When the onions begin to brown, add the sugar and salt and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook the onions for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they’re brown (a deep caramel colour). Remove the caramelized onions from the heat and let cool.
  • In a medium bowl combine the goat cheese, eggs, cream, and thyme. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture into a piping bag or into a plastic bag with a corner cut off.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Melt about 3-4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the microwave.
  • Lay one sheet of phyllo flat on your working surface and lightly brush it with melted butter or olive oil. Lay another sheet on top. Cut into 12 equal pieces and press phyllo dough into the cups of the mini muffin tins.
  • Portion the cooled caramelized onions into the cups, filling them about halfway.
  • Then pipe the goat cheese mixture over the onions, filling the cups almost to the top.
  • Bake the tartelettes until the filling is set, about 16-18 minutes.
  • Let the tartelettes cool for a few minutes, remove them from the muffin tin and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 266mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 576IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Phyllo Tartelettes, Goat Cheese Phyllo Cups
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C.M.

Monday 9th of November 2015

These look so delicious.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 9th of November 2015

Thanks, these tartelettes are the best! One of my favourites for sure :)

chefceaser

Friday 24th of October 2014

Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

Karen

Friday 28th of February 2014

Your little phyllo cups sound great and are prefect for serving to a gathering of friends.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 28th of February 2014

Thanks!

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