Thursday, February 3, 2011

Honey-Roasted Onion Tart

If you are looking for a little intensity in your weeknight meal or need a good appetizer that can be dressed to impress, then this savory blend of caramelized onions, bacon and honey is your ticket to sitting in front of the fireplace with a good bottle of wine.


Honey-Roasted Onion Tart
6 appetizer servings
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Ingredients:
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3 ounce package), thawed.
3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
3/4 cup creme fraiche
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions:
Position rack in top third of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.  Using lightly floured rolling pin, roll-out puff pastry on lightly floured surface to 14x10-inch rectangle.  Fold 1/2-inch of pastry edges in toward center on all sides, forming 13x9-inch rectangle.  Transfer pastry to large rimmed baking sheet.  Press firmly on pastry edges with fork to form rim.  Chill crust.

Cook bacon in small skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp.  Transfer to paper towels to drain.  reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from skillet.  Whisk honey, wine and reserved 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in large bowl.  Add onions; toss to coat.  Coat another large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.  Spread onion mixture in even layer on sheet.  Roast 30 minutes.  Turn onions over, allowing rings to separate.  Roast until onions are caramelized, turning often for even browning, 30-45 minutes.  Remove from oven; cool onions slightly.

Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.  Mix creme fraiche, sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and nutmeg in small bowl.  Using offset spatula, spread creme fraiche over crust to folded edge.  Arrange onions atop creme fraiche.  Sprinkle with bacon.  Bake tart until crust is light golden brwn adn topping is bubbling, 20-25 minutes.  Sprinkle with thyme and serve.

Enjoy!

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64 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmm have saved this it looks delicious. Thanks. Diane

Mister Meatball said...

I'd even eat this with a not-so-good bottle of wine!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

This just looks TOO good. And I love your idea of eating it in front of the fire with a bottle of wine.
Best,
Susan

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

sign me up for the tart, the fire and the wine! LOL!

Rita said...

Love caralized onions and as a tart must be soo good; would love to try this.

The Food Hound said...

I happen to have one half of a puff pastry in my freezer! I've seen this type of tart before, but I don't have a recipe for it, nor have I ever made one. This one looks AWESOME!! The Booze Hound would blow his mind! So simple and elegant!

Megan Carroll said...

yummy- looks great, I have a 'mostly' vegetarian diet but I may just make an exception.

Carol said...

Looks so delicious! My SIL makes one with pizza dough, but I will have to try yours with the puff pastry, it looks fantastic.

tasteofbeirut said...

Sounds wonderful! The best part of a stew to me is the sweet onions and the bits of bacon and this tart has all of the good stuff in one place!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh how I luv caramelized onions.

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

This came out beautiful Velva. Is this in the current issue, I haven't got mine yet. I love the idea of the honey with the tomatoes. I have to make this soon. Hope you are having a great week!
-Gina-

Abbey said...

Oooh, I love onion tarts. Never added honey before, but I'm sure it's delicious!

That Girl said...

sprinkle a little blue cheese on top of that and you will have to drag me away from the table.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I laghed when I read this because it looked soooo good! Joni

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMMMMM,...I love your onion pastry tarte!

Looks tremendously tasty!

5 Star Foodie said...

The combination of caramelized onions, bacon and honey sounds incredible, a delicious savory tart!

Pam said...

Yum! This is my kind of food for sure. Your tart sounds fantastic and is a must try with all those good ingredients!

Jennifurla said...

Did you say enjoy with a good bottle of wine, I am so there. This is pretty and I bet really tasty.

Beth said...

That looks divine!

rosaria said...

I could eat the whole thing by myself!

A Canadian Foodie said...

I love thyme with caramelized onions. I would have never thought of honey, as they are usually sweet enough - but, bacon, oh my! And puff pastry! It looks lovely, Velva, and yes, I can imagine enjoying this on a weeknight in front of the fireplace (YOURS) with a bottle of wine!!!
:)
Valerie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This could be a meal for me! It sounds delicious and perfect for winter. I love the setting too...fireplace and a bottle of wine ;)

teresa said...

oh my gosh, this sounds like the perfect blend of sweet and savory and looks so delicious! love it!

Big Dude said...

Bacon and caramelized onions - two of my favorites - this has to be good.

Michael Toa said...

oh yes to onion tart with bacon, and a bottle of wine too. :)

Claudia said...

6 servings? I thought it was all for me. Bacon, caramelized onions and some creme fraiche is heaven. Beautiful! You know how to jazz up fireplace-sitting.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Oh, yes! This is the perfect main dish for me - a little savory, a little bacon, some flakey pastry! Frozen puff pastry has really given us so many options in terms of beautiful, homemade tarts.

Raina said...

This looks great! Onions, wine, bacon, puff pasty...definitely a winner for me:)

Cathy said...

Downright scrumptious, Velva. Caramelized onions and bacon are made for each other.

Julie said...

That is just beautiful! I love the sound of the combination of bacon, honey, and onions...yum :)

Stella said...

Oh Velva! This is exactly the kind of food I want to eat in front of the fire with a good glass of red wine;) That sounds just too dreamy...

UrMomCooks said...

Yup! Curl up on the couch right now and start snacking! This looks absolutely scrumptious!!!

Katerina said...

This tart looks perfect. It is going to be a cold weekend here the second in a row. Fireplace will warm us on the outside and this tart will warm us on the inside.

Kim said...

Oh wow - honey roasted onions? That sounds wonderful! This really does look heavenly, Velva.

P.S. I finally picked a recipe for the guest post. Just have to get around to making it now. Can't wait!

Victoria said...

I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit and thought it looked so amazing!! Glad to see you gave it a try :)

Eliana said...

Caramelized and roasted onions are such a delight to eat. So I know this is incredibly delicious!

RamblingTart said...

You had me craving this just by the name, Velva! Then I saw the picture with that gorgeous rich color and swooned. :-) My last experience with an onion tart was not good. A solid gray mass of onions in a crust. Blech. :-) Yours looks fantastic!!!

Marguerite said...

This looks divine and perfect for eating in front of the fireplace with a bottle of wine! Thanks for the great recipe!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Sweet, juicy onions on pastry. Delicious. Have a good weekend

Tiffanee said...

Wow. That looks amazingly delicious.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I would chip away at this all day until only crumbs are left. Yum!!

Jen_from_NJ said...

The tart, the wine, the fire... - sounds amazing!

smalltownoven said...

I am salivating. Caramelized onions AND puff pastry? Count me in!

chezsasha said...

Oh man. This looks amazing. Nothing beats a well-made onion tart.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Caramelized onions and bacon are a weakness of mine- this looks so good!

theUngourmet said...

Yum! I'm not feeling too sad about my husband's loathing of all things onion (well, everything but onion rings)...I'll eat his portion as well! ;)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks amazing our German friends made something similar once for us have a great weekend Velva

Joanne said...

As soon as I saw those deep dark caramelized onions, I was hooked. Amazing.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm sad to admit it, but I could eat the entire tart all by myself. Please pass the wine.
Sam

Heavenly Housewife said...

Oh wow, I bet this is amazing, I love all those beautiful strong flavours!
*kisses* HH

Kathleen said...

Oh man this looks totally delicious!

Chris said...

Totally tartilicious! I can only imagine how great all of those onions are going to taste!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I just came across your blog today and LOVE it. This tart (along with everything else) looks delicious!

a-man said...

Delicacy!! Inventive to use honey with the onions... Thank you, the picture looks awesome.

bunkycooks said...

Wow! What a great tart! I wish I had one of these for dinner tonight. :)

Pacheco Patty said...

I would love this for dinner with a green salad and a glass of wine, great recipe;-)

Anna Johnston said...

OMG.., I love using Puff Pastry like this to make up quick tarts & lunches, so useful. Love your ingredients here too, awesome :)

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Give me any kind of tart and I'll be a happy happy girl :-)
This onion tart looks amazing! I've never tasted one before and now I wondering why?! Gonna try this one for sure!

Angie's Recipes said...

No kidding, I baked one German onion cake(Zwiebelkuchen) two days ago, with Quark cheese dough though. Well, I wish I were clever enough to think of using pastry!! The topping prepared with honey and wine sounds truly delicious.

LindyLouMac said...

This looks so delicious I am tempted to break the no pastry rule we are following at the moment!

Tv Food and Drink said...
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Tv Food and Drink said...

Happy brilliance wrapped in puff pastry! Thanks for sharing! - Gary

whozyerdanny said...

I think I'm in love....

The Duo Dishes said...

You probably sucked a lot of people in with just the mention of bacon. The tart looks super elegant too.

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