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Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Tartlets

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 55 min.
Total: 1 hr. 15 min.
Place on a tray and pass around at your next soirée—be sure to make two batches, these deceptively simple tarts go quickly!


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 4 frozen, prepared puff pastry tart shells, 4 inches in diameter
  • 8 fresh California figs, sliced
  • 4 oz 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 to 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; arrange on baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or as directed on package, until golden and crisp.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 524
  Calories from Fat 273 (52%)
(47%)Total Fat 30g
(55%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(7%)Cholesterol 21mg
(10%)Sodium 228mg
(12%)Potassium 412mg
Total Carbohydrate 56g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 27g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(20%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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