This tart is definitely on my “need to make” list.  It looks delicious!  And would be a great appetizer for a party — maybe something to keep in mind for your Super Bowl party in a couple weeks.  (A little more classy than the standards chips and wings, if you’re looking for something different than the usual.)

If tarragon isn’t your thing, I think you could probably do without that particular herb.  Gorgonzola and Brie are quite flavorful on their own.

Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola and Brie, from Simply Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups of sliced onions, sliced root-to-top into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 2-3 med onions)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz frozen puff pastry (defrosted a couple hours in the fridge)
  • 2 oz chilled Brie cheese, rind removed and diced
  • 2 oz Gorgonzola or other blue cheese, diced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon

1. Heat oil in a large deep pan on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 10 minutes or until wilted and starting to brown. Add sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cook gently, uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until richly caramelized. Add a little water if the onions look like they are starting to dry out. Cool.

2. Roll pastry into a 10-to-14-inch rectangle (or whatever shape you want). Place pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.Prick with a fork at a couple inch increments to prevent the pastry from forming big bubbles while baking.

3. Spread onions over pastry, all the way to the edges of the pastry. Dot with cheese. Sprinkle with tarragon. Refrigerate if not baking immediately.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 18-20 minutes or until cheese has melted and pastry is crispy. Cool for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges or squares and enjoy!

 

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