Caramelized Onion Fig and Goat Cheese Tartlets

Caramelized Onion, California Fig and Goat Cheese Tartlets

Servings: 4

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 California Fresh Figs, sliced
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Nutritional Information

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Cook's Note:

  • For dessert, recipe serves 2 with 2 tartlets per serving.