The combination of onions and apples can’t be beat. So, when I saw this appetizer recipe in the new “Real Simple — Dinner Tonight: Done!” (Real Simple, $24.95), I knew I was going to give it a try. This dish also works as a main course vegetarian meal for one or two.
Caramelized Onion Tarts with Apples
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced
2 red apples (such as Braeburn or Gala), cut into small pieces
Kosher salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
2 sheets frozen puff pastry [1 (17.3-ounce) package, thawed
1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and soft, 12 to 15 minutes. Add the apples, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until just tender, 2 minutes.
Place each sheet of pastry on a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Spread with the crème fraîche, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with the onion mixture and bake until the pastry is browned and crisp, 30 to 35 minutes. Cut each tart into 12 pieces.
Makes 4-6 appetizer services.
From “Real Simple — Dinner Tonight: Done!”