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Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tarts

 Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tarts
Garlic and onion is a match made in heaven in my opinion, so I love creating new recipes to showcase the pair. Gruyere cheese adds impeccable flavor to the eye-catching starter. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in oil and butter until softened.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until
  • deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute
  • longer. Stir in salt and pepper.
  • Unfold each puff pastry sheet onto an ungreased baking sheet. Using a
  • knife, score decorative lines around the edges of each pastry.
  • Spread onion mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with
  • cheeses and thyme.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut each

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Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tarts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tart into 12 pieces. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 142 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.