Onion and Goat Cheese Tartlets

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onionandgoatcheesetartletsDelicious appetizer. Rather than making my own crust, to save time I buy a frozen pie shell, and cut to size.  The recipe below makes 6 individual tartlets.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic minced
2 ounces of goat cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
1 cup heavy cream
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1.    Preheat over to 375 degrees
2.    Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray
3.    Take frozen crust and cut pieces large enough to cover the bottom of each muffin cup
4.    In a skillet add butter, oil,onions & sugar. Cook onions on medium low heat until caramelized (15 to 20 minutes)
5.    Add scallions and chives. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
6.    In a bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, garlic & salt.
7.    Add cooked onion to egg mixtures.
8.    Pour into muffin pan.
9.    Break up goat cheese & sprinkle onto each.
10.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden on top.

Tips:

  • Variation – Add chopped, cooked bacon before baking.
  • For low carb diets, cook without crust
  • Sprinkle fresh herbs into egg mixture – try parsley, thyme or rosemary
  • This recipe only makes 6 mini-tartlets. Double for 12 mini’s or 6 in a regular size muffin ponion

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