Oh. My. God.
This is so incredibly delicious!
It has the perfect contrast of flavors: the sweetness of the onions, the saltiness of the bacon, the creamy tanginess of the blue cheese. It was heaven on a plate. Serve it as an appetizer. Or serve it with a salad for lunch or a light supper.
Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Blue Cheese Tart
Recipe from Woman's Day
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick pieces
- 2 medium vidalia onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.25-oz. package), thawed
- 2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
- Heat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crisp, 6-8 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Spoon off and discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the skillet.
- Add the onions to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until very tender and caramelized, 12 to 15 minutes (add a splash of water to the skillet if necessary to help release the drippings). Stir in the bacon and pepper.
- Lay the pastry flat on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the onion mixture over the pastry, leaving a 1/2-inch border; crumble the cheese on top.
- Baking until the pastry is golden and crisp along the edges, 25 to 28 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.
UPDATE 9/15/12 The recipe calls for a splash or two of water to release the bacon drippings. But having made this a second time, I used a few splashes of white wine instead. I highly recommend this substitution. Wine just does something glorious to onions.