Cheesy Caramelized Onion Flatbreads deliver as a flavorful appetizer. We like the mix of cheeses and black sesame seeds in these tasty snacks.

Jackie Newgent, R.D.
Recipe by Coastal Living December 2013

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Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe Summary

prep:
12 mins
cook:
20 mins
stand:
5 mins
total:
37 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and 1/8 teaspoon salt; sauté 8 minutes or until onions are lightly caramelized. Transfer to a small bowl.

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  • Brush flatbreads with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Stir together ricotta, garlic, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small mixing bowl, and spread onto flatbreads. Top evenly with cheeses and caramelized onion. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  • Place flatbreads on a large baking sheet, and bake 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and flatbreads are crisp. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and orange zest, and cut into slices.

  • Sip: Domaine de Baumard Cremant de Loire "Carte Turquoise," NV, 50% Chenin Blanc, 50% Cabernet Franc ($21): "The presence of green apple and golden raspberry pairs incredibly well with the mix of cheeses and black sesame. Add the light acidity from this sparkling wine and it is a great match." --Michael Velo, bubbly expert from the Carriage House Restaurant in Chicago

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