Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Goat Cheese Tartlettes with Caramelized Onion & Fig

These came out exactly how I pictured them! I got to purchase a mini-muffin tin, finally, which I was very excited about! I couldn't find a recipe for these that made sense to me so I made this one up...

Goat Cheese Tartlettes with Caramelized Onion & Fig
Source: ME
Makes about 72 tartlettes

If Phyllo dough is frozen, thaw one pkg according to the direction on the box

1 Box (2 pkgs of Phyllo dough, thawed, you won't use ALL of it which is kind of a bummer- so this is a good app to make if you are making another phyllo app- you use a teeny bit more than half...
2 11 oz packages of herbed goat cheese at room temp
1 8 oz package of cream cheese softened at room temp
2 eggs
1/2 of a sweet yellow onion
1 T brown sugar
1 jar of fig preserves

Caramelize the onions. In a large skillet heat 1/4 c of olive oil on med-high heat for about 2-3 minutes, add onions and reduce heat to med-low. Stir onions periodically, cooking about 15 minutes, then add the brown sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until onions are a golden, amber color.
Pre-heat oven to 325.
In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, combine the cheeses and eggs. Cut the phyllo dough into 2 inch x 2 inch squares that are 3-4 sheets thick each (or 2.5 inch x 2.5 inch, your preference- just want to fill the cup).
Spray the mini muffin tin with non-stick spray and and add a phyllo square to each cup. Fill each cup with the cheese mix- top with about a 1/4 tsp of fig preserves and add a few pieces of the caramelized onion on top. Cook for about 10 minutes or until edges of phyllo are golden brown. Serve warm, these are delicious with wine!


Kevin said...

These sound really good. Figs, cream cheese, and caramelized onions...mmm... Happy Holidays

chou said...

Great pictures. I can't wait to try doing this in my mini-muffin tin.

MrsPresley said...

yum! these sound so good!

Ally said...

Holy yum. They look incredible!