Apple-Onion Tartlets with Cheddar
- Prep Time 0:15
- Cook Time 0:45
- Estimated Cost $8
- 27 Comments
Ooh, these are so good.
Sweetness from the caramelized onions and apples is contrasted delightfully with salty cheddar and spicy black pepper. Make them for brunch, or a light supper, served with a green salad.
flour for baking and rolling Pantry
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pantry
2 medium onions, sliced thinly $1
1/2 tsp each salt and black pepper Pantry
1 recipe pizza dough $1.50
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thinly $2
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese $3.50 for 8 oz.
Recipe Serves 4
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly flour a baking sheet and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and stir a few times, to distribute the oil evenly. Add the salt and pepper and stir again. Cook for 18-20 minutes, allowing to caramelize, stirring once or twice throughout cooking.
- While the onions caramelize, divide the dough into 4 even balls on a lightly floured surface. Use your hands or a rolling pin to roll each ball out into a 6" circle. Set the circles on the prepared baking sheet (it's OK if they touch--they won't when you're done assembling the tartlets).
- Arrange about half-an-apple's worth of slices on a circle (as if you were making apple pie) in the center of one of the dough circles. Make sure to leave about 1 1/2 inches of dough at the border.
- Top the circle of apples with about 1/4 of the caramelized onions.
- Fold the border of dough in, to form a tartlet (it's supposed to look rustic, so don't worry about making it look perfect). Sprinkle the whole thing (crust included) with about 1/8 cup cheddar cheese.
- Repeat the tartlet-making process with the remaining ingredients.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is bubbly.
- Serve whole or cut into wedges.