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Caramelized Onion Tartlets

Store-bought puff pastry gives Caramelized Onion Tartlets its flaky texture. Caramelized red and yellow onions and Asaigo cheese give this party pick-up its savory flavor.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 10 (serving size: 2 tartlets)
  • Hands-on: 40 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 small red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes; stir occasionally. Add vinegar.

2. Preheat oven to 400°.

3. Unfold dough, and place on a work surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll into a 10 x 9-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 20 (2 1/4 x 2-inch) rectangles. Score each rectangle about 1/8-inch from edge. Prick dough pieces liberally with a fork. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; chill 10 minutes.

4. Sprinkle about 3/4 teaspoon cheese over each tartlet; top with about 1 tablespoon onion mixture. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until dough is lightly browned.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 179
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 5.6g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.3g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 153mg
  • Calcium: 42mg

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