Apple, Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tarts

Loyal fans, (hi, Mom) how I’ve missed you! Spring has sprung and while everyone is loading up their shopping carts with Matzah and macaroons (no, not the chic ones), I’m busy whipping up little party snacks for the heck of it. These. Will. Blow. Your. Mind.  I can’t even write my usual sharp little intro, these are just too delicious to not swoon over immediately. The combination of tart apple, caramelized onion,  savory mushroom and that sharp gruyere cheese will take your tastebuds to a whole new planet.  These little delights are really out of this world. Plus, the petite size allows you to eat at least five before feeling any sort of food remorse.

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Don’t judge me by my brand name spatula…



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Source: Williams-Sonoma 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 oz. mushrooms, sliced

1 tbsp butter

1 granny smith apple, peeled and cubed

1 tsp sugar

1½ oz. shredded gruyere cheese

½ tsp dried thyme

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 egg, beaten

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and throw in sliced onions. Saute for about 20 minutes with a pinch of salt until the onions are nicely brown and caramelized. Set aside in a bowl. Cook mushrooms in the same pan for about 5 minutes and put them in the bowl with the onions. In the same pan, melt butter and sauté apples with the the sugar for about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and add to the onion and mushroom mixture. Add the cheese and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Using a pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into 2 inch rectangles and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the puff pastry with egg and put a tablespoon of the filling in the center of each rectangle. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Lock yourself in a room with them. Enjoy with good friends.


One thought on “Apple, Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tarts

  1. This looks AWESOME!!!! I found you through google for your hamentashen recipe and I am certainly going to stay for this Apple, Gruyere, Caramelized Onion Tarts recipe. I LOVE using puff pastry dough to anything and I have used it for simple recipes, I have won prizes at our county fair!! Peace, Bobby

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