Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SWEET ONION TARTS

With the sweetness of the caramelized onions and the savory little tart shell, you will find this a guest favorite all year round.

3/4 cup butter softened (1 1/2 sticks)
1 3oz package of cream cheese softened
1 cup of all purpose flour
4 cups quartered and thinly sliced sweet onions,(vidalia are perfect)
2 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 large egg

Make the crust: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese in a medium size bowl and mix until smooth. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Scoop the mixture into 24 heaping teaspoons full  and roll each into a ball. Press each ball into the bottom and up the sides of  an ungreased mini tart/muffin tin. Set aside.

Cook onions: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1/4 cup of butter stirring until melted, then add the onions, stir in the sugar and salt and saute over medium low heat until golden brown and caramelized. This takes about 20 minutes. Divide mixture evenly between the 24 tartlet shells.

Bake the tartlets: Combine the cream and egg in a measuring cup and whisk until  smooth. Pour slowly into the tartlets, dividing evenly.  Bake until the filling and crust are golden brown. 22-25 minutes. 
Transfer from the baking pan to a serving plate and serve warm.

Enjoy! 

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