Brie Tartlets with Caramelized Balsamic Onion Marmalade Recipe

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These elegant bite-size tarts combine sweet caramelized onions with creamy Brie to create a simple yet sophisticated appetizer…perfect for your next party.—Erin Chilcoat, Smithtown, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 4 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, cut into 30 pieces
  • Toasted slivered almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 tartlet: 67 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until softened. Add brown sugar, vinegar and garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 35-40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Stir in salt and pepper.
  2. Place tart shells on an ungreased baking sheet. Place one piece of cheese in each; top with onion mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: The caramelize onion marmalade may be made up to a week in advance. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Originally published as Brie Tartlets with Caramelized Balsamic Onion Marmalade in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p95

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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