This weekend I was craving something salty, crunchy and cheesy. But, I was also feeling a bit lazy and really didn’t want to spend a lot of time preparing something. This onion tart uses one of my favorite “cheat” ingredients – puff pastry. You pretty much can’t go wrong with puff pastry, everyone loves it, it’s super quick and always come out great. I used Boursin cheese in my tart since it happened to be on sale this week and it’s easy to spread, but you could use anything you like is either soft and spreads easily or melts well. This quick and easy tart was the perfect Sunday afternoon snack and would be great as an appetizer. I’d love to hear if any of you have a favorite recipe that uses puff pastry – let me know!
Quick and Easy Onion Tart
1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
2 medium yellow onions
3 T Boursin cheese
2 t olive oil
1. Slice the onions into thin strips and cook in a large pan with the olive oil on medium heat. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
2. While the onions are cooking prepare your puff pastry. Add some flour to a baking sheet to prevent the pastry from sticking. Place the puff pastry on the pan and poke it all over with the tines of a fork.
3. Spread the cheese in a thin layer over the puff pastry, leaving about an inch empty around the edges.
4. When the onions have cooked until they’re translucent add them on top of the cheese.