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Caramelized Onion, Fig and Goat Cheese Tartlets

By Chef Lia Fallon, New York City, New York


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon basamic vinegar
  • 4 frozen prepared 4 inch puff pastry tart shells
  • 8 fresh California figs, sliced
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


In heavy skillet over low heat, heat oil and sauté onions, cooking gently for 10 minutes or until very soft. Add butter, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar; continue to cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 20-30 minutes until onions are very soft, caramelized and jam-like. Cool.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide onion mixture among pastry shells; top with sliced figs and crumbled goat cheese. Crimp edges of each tart in about 8 places to make free form; arrange on baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or as directed on package, until golden and crisp.

Note: For dessert, recipe serves 2 with 2 tartlets per serving.

Serves: 4

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving)

Calories 510 (53% from Fat); Total Fat 31g; Saturated Fat 10g; Mono Fat 9g; Poly Fat 10g; Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 280mg; Potassium 419mg; Carbohydrate 51g; Sugar 28g; Dietary Fiber 5g; Protein 11g;

Daily Values

Vitamin A 629 Vitamin C 6 Calcium 142 Iron 2
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