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Friday, February 22, 2013

Goat Cheese Tartelettes with Onion Jam

Goat cheese also known as 'chevre'.The capric acid in goat's milk contributes to the tart flavor of goat cheese,though I don't like that flavor much but when it comes to a matter of being healthy.Then this is a good choice as it has twice the protein and half the fat and cholesterol compared to the regular cow's milk cheese.The fat molecule in goat cheese are smaller making it comfortable to people who are lactose intolerant too.It is very rich in calcium and low in calories.I saw this recipe in you tube and was hooked by it.So,if you can forget the tart flavor of the goat cheese then this is truly a delicious appetizer.My husband loves goat cheese a lot.It has the richness of cheese,flaky crust and the sweet tangy flavor of the onion on top.Enjoy for your get together & parties !!



Ingredients
puff pastry sheets 2
goat cheese 1/2 pkt(5 oz)
for onion jam
sweet onion 1 large sliced thin
red onion 1 large  sliced thin
soy sauce 2tsp
rosemary fresh 2-3 sprigs finely chopped or dry 1/4 tsp
honey 1 tbsp
vinegar 2 tsp
salt to taste
pepper to taste
oil 3 tbsp



Method 
  • For Onion jam-Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions until slightly browned and soft.Add in the vinegar,soy sauce and saute until its absorbed.Add honey and mix well.Add rosemary,salt and pepper.Combine,put off flame.
  • Thaw the puff pastry sheets as per packet instructions.Roll out the sheets.Using a round cutter of 4",cut out rounds and place in each muffin cup such that the sides are adhered to the sides of the muffin tray.
  • Crumble the goat cheese at room temperature,add pepper to taste.Add half a tsp of mixture in the puff pastry cups.
  • Add a spoonful of prepared onion jam on top.Repeat the same for all other muffins cups.
  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F and place the muffin tray in the refrigerator for 15 minutes covered with a cling wrap.

  • Remove from refrigerator and place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the onion jam turns golden brown.
  • Let it rest in the muffin tray for 5-6 minutes until its warm to touch and easy to pop it out from the oven.
Servings~ 12 muffins

NOTES
 *Always serve this with a paper towel as the cheese leaves out oil and can turn messy.
* Cream cheese can work great too instead of goat cheese. But I haven't tried that.
* You can use homemade puff pastry sheet too to make these tartlets !!


43 comments:

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

this cute tarts looks so tempting. lovely dish.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute scrumptious tartelettes, love that onion jam,thanks for sharing.

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulously looking tarts, I like the onion filling!

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and different filling. I made with fruits.

pria said... Best Blogger Tips

that really seems to make a wonderful appetizer,pictures are very good too.
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Niru said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...what an exotic dish...looking beautiful...I can see the flaky n crunchy exterior and soft sweet chewy interior...looks delicious...

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...sounds so flavorful and yummy tart...lovely snack idea! liked ur presentation!

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect for an evening snack or appetizer :-)

Aparna

Gayathri Ramanan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice recipe..I love goat cheese..
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Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

such a cute onion tarts, yummy too...well presented...

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new n love to try... We can do it with normal cheese too right?

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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks amazing..slurp

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

very new combo of ingredients...tart is inviting....
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Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very unique recipe and I love all the ingredients used here.

Savitha Ganesan said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard of onion jam.Very innovative.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so cute and want to try this:)

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delish :)

Helen Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Onion jam is new & unique.....looks yummy...

Shylaja Praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Tartlets looks so cute and an yummy filling

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new to me...
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking tartelettes..Onion jam is new to me...Sounds yum and interesting..

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

so tempting and feel like grabbing them now.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice starter.. Would love it with tea

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

tartlettes looks do yummy especially when loaded with onions....

Shama Nagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and inviting

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Good snack. Kothiyakunnu

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Getting pastry sheet is a huge task here...cheesy snack for kids...

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.dis is new 2 me... and just inviting.

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

like the filling.. neat presentation..

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely tarts with yummy filling

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so tempting n very very yumm
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Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

The best part there is the caramelised onions. I could have this any time :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very intestesting and innovative onion jam dear. Looks tempting and fabulous.

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting.. will try soon

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummm.... Never tried a goat cheese before...

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

The onion jam looks really yumm, would love to try these tarts..

Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

new & unique filling...lovely tartlettes

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

caramelised onion tart is my lifelong favourite, yours look delicious Julie!

Biny's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow great starters and fab taste

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

A unique recipe Julie. looks very good

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..thts a fantastic recipe!! I would love to give this a try :)

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Great tarts!! Looks yummy.
Also rosemary is one herb, which I like to use. Somehow it gives the freshness to any recipe it is added to.